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Talk on origins of the afro comb

From: Charlotte Ridley <cridley<-at->
Date: Thursday, August 8, 2013
Icon Ethnography gallery talk and group AGM

"Conservation in Focus: Afro Combs"
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Saturday 21 September 2013

Pia Edqvist, will give a free gallery talk focusing on the
conservation work undertaken in preparation for "Origins of the Afro
Comb: 6000 years of culture, politics and identity" currently on
display at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

The exhibition examines the incredible history of the Afro Comb, the
impact it has had culturally across the globe and the community
stories related to hair today. The talk will discuss the
complexities of treating objects with signs of use and present the
interesting aspects of the documentation, conservation and technical
analysis executed specifically on this collection of combs.

The conservator and speaker, Pia Edqvist, is currently on placement
in the Department of Antiquities of the Fitzwilliam Museum. Her work
on "Origins of the Afro comb"


exhibition will form the basis of her Master's Degree in
Conservation Science at the University of Oslo, Norway.

After the talk the Ethnography group committee will also hold its
AGM and a free light lunch will be provided. We hope the
conversation will continue on in a local Cambridge pub afterwards.

If you are interested in attending please contact Arianna Bernucci:

Posted on behalf of the ICON Ethnography Group by Charlotte Ridley,
Conservation Officer, Horniman Museum.

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