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Seminar and preliminary workshop on Care of Outdoor Exhibits of Petrified Wood

From: Evangelia Kyriazi <kyriazievangelia<-at->
Date: Friday, October 18, 2013
Seminar and Preliminary Workshop

The Care of Outdoor Exhibits of Petrified Wood
Conference room
Sirindorn building
The Petrified Wood Museum
The Northeastern Research Institute of Petrified Wood and Mineral
Resources (NRIPM)
Thailand
26 December 2013

    08.30 - 09.00       Registration

    09.00               Opening ceremony by Assistant Professor Dr.
                        Pratueng Jintasakul,
                        Director of the Northeastern Research
                        Institute of Petrified Wood and Mineral
                        Resources (NRIPM)

    09.00 - 09.30       Seminar "Petrified wood: the story behind
                        the beauty and conservation of petrified
                        wood around the world" speakers:  Asst.
                        Prof. Dr. Pratueng Jintasakul, director, and
                        Dr. Nareerat Boonchai, paleobotanist of
                        NRIPM

    09.30 - 09.40       Discussion

    09.40 - 10.20       Seminar "Preservation and conservation of
                        the Bukkabrany fossil forest in Hungary" by
                        Prof. Miklos Kazmer, Department of
                        Palaeontology, Eotvos University, Hungary

    10.20 - 10.30       Discussion

    10.30 - 10.40       Coffee break

    10.40 - 11.50       Introductory Short Course "Pathology of in
                        situ exhibits of petrified trees; necessary
                        actions for protection and conservation" by
                        Evangelia Kyriazi, MSc - adj. lecturer at
                        the School of Technological Applications,
                        Department of Environment Technology,
                        Direction of Conservation of Cultural
                        Heritage, Technological Educational
                        Institute (TEI) of the Ionian Islands,
                        Greece

    11.50 - 12.00       Discussion

    12.00 - 13.00       Lunch

    13.00 - 14.00       Visiting the museum exhibitions and outdoor
                        exhibits of petrified wood

    14.00 - 15.00       Workshop on the care of outdoor exhibits of
                        petrified wood I: "Pyritised plant fossil
                        conservation methodology PART I:
                        documentation, preparation of materials,
                        health and safety issues" by Evangelia
                        Kyriazi, MSc

    15.00 - 15.15       Coffee break

    15.15 - 16.30       Workshop II: "Pyritised plant fossil
                        conservation methodology PART II: cleaning,
                        consolidation, adhesion, filling,
                        water-proofing -application of conservation
                        methods"  by Evangelia Kyriazi, MSc

    27 December 2013

    09.00 - 10.30       Workshop part III:  Hands-on experience with
                        outdoor petrified wood exhibits in the in
                        the Mun-Chi River Basin garden area

                        (leading conservator: Evangelia Kyriazi, MSc
                        )

    10.10 - 10.20       Coffee break

    10.20 - 10.40       Seminar "Fossil wood identification, care of
                        outdoor garden exhibits and the botanical
                        garden management" by Dr. Pramook
                        Benyasutra, deputy director of the Queen
                        Sirikit Botanical Garden, Chiangmai Province

    10.40 - 10.50       Discussion

    10.50 - 11.00       Seminar "Identification results of the giant
                        petrified trees and geological information
                        of the sites in the Petrified Forest Park,
                        Tak Province, Northern Thailand"  by Dr.
                        Wickanet Songtham, vice director of NRIPM

    11.00 - 11.10       Discussion

    12.00 - 13.00       Lunch

    13.00 - 13.20       Seminar "The discovery of some of the
                        world's longest petrified trees in the
                        Petrified Forest Park, Tak province,
                        Thailand and the problems in their
                        conservation"  by Mr. Surapon Gawee,
                        director of the Petrified Forest Park, Tak
                        province.

    13.20 - 13.30       Discussion

    13.30 - 14. 20      Workshop part IV:  Care of outdoor exhibits
                        of in situ petrified wood

                        (leading conservator: Evangelia Kyriazi,
                        MSc)

    14.20 - 14.30       Coffee break

    14.30 - 15.30       Workshop part V:  Care of outdoor exhibits
                        of petrified wood in the garden (leading
                        conservator: Evangelia Kyriazi, MSc)

    15.30 - 16.30       Discussion and Summary of the seminar and
                        workshop

    16.30               Closing seminar and workshop

Excursion: Petrified Forest Park, Thailand
28-31 December 2013 (Tentative plan)

    28 Dec 2013         Departure from the Northeastern Research
                        Institute of Petrified Wood and Mineral
                        Resources (NRIPM), Nakhon Ratchasima
                        Province to the Petrified Forest Park, Tak
                        province, northwestern Thailand (about 8 hr
                        drive)

    29-31 Dec 2013      Visit some of the world's largest petrified
                        trees, close examination and recording of
                        their preservation state to estimate the
                        type and quantity of chemicals and materials
                        needed for their conservation. Examination
                        of other fossil trees which are partially
                        exposed but still unexcavated in the forest.
                        Additionally, visit other geological sites
                        or forest parks nearby may be visited, in
                        order to estimate the possibility of setting
                        up a Geopark. Time allowing, visit Taksin
                        Maharat National Park to see Thailand's
                        largest Anisoptera
                        costata(Dipterocarpacecae), a 700-year old
                        tree measuring 50 meters (160 feet) in
                        height and 16 meters (52 feet) in
                        circumference and other trees with the large
                        buttress in the national park.

For more information please contact:

    +66 843540432
    bantakpetrifiedforest<-at->gmail<.>com

For a PDF version of the programme and internet links related to the
subject, please visit

    <URL:http://www.academia.edu/4683158/preliminary_workshop_on_the_care_of_outdoor_exhibits_of_petrified_wood>

Evangelia Kyriazi, MSc
Conservator of Antiquities and Works of Art
Adjunct conservation lecturer of the Technological Educational
    Institute of the Ionian Islands
Department of Protection and Conservation of Cultural Heritage


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