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Conference on conservation of hair

From: Louise Bacon <lbacon<-a>
Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Conservation of Hair
Horniman Museum and Gardens
100 London Road
Forest Hill
London SE 23 3PQ

The Horniman Museum in collaboration with the ICON Ethnography
Conservation Group, ICON Textile group and the Natural Sciences
Collections Association (NatSCA) are pleased to announce a one day
conference on Thursday 19 June 2014 at the Horniman Museum and
Gardens, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ, UK.  Hair is
used in many shapes and forms.This conference will provide a broad
forum for different disciplines to talk about the conservation of
these intriguing museum objects.

Speakers include:

    The conservation-restoration of two human hair wigs belonging to
    a late 17th century Holy Child from Spain/Naples(?) and an 18th
    century Holy Child from Spain, sculptures from the Musee d'art
    et d'histoire de Chaumont, France.

        Kimberleigh Collins-Peynaud
        Objects conservator in private practice

    Hair Raising Artworks: The Challenges of Hair in Modern and
    Contemporary Sculpture

        Karin Hignett
        Sculpture Conservator
        Rozemarijn van der Molen, Sculpture Conservator

    Re-coloring Faded Taxidermy:Research into the Properties and
    Applicability of Dye Materials for Conservation Treatment

        Lisa Elkin, Judith Levinson, Julia Sybalsky, Paul Whitmore
        American Museum of Natural History

    The Hair of the Dog:  An overview of hair and fur at the

        Charlotte Ridley
        Horniman Museum

    Conservation and mounting of archaeological objects containing

        Ann Harrison
        British Museum

    The Uses and Conservation of Hair

        Marion Kite

    The conservation and mounting of archaeological objects and
    human remains containing hair

        Anna Harrison
        British Museum

Conference booking is now open.


    Members ICON/NatSCA     UKP5000
    Non-members             UKP5500
    Students                UKP4500

Costs include refreshments and lunch.

Booking forms for participants will be available on


or from Louise Bacon <lbacon<-a t->horniman< . >ac< . >uk>

For more information please contact

    Louise Bacon
    lbacon<-a t->horniman< . >ac< . >uk

    Emilia Kingham
    Chair ICON Ethnography group
    ekingham<-a t->nam< . >ac< . >uk

    Vicky Purewal
    vicky.purewal<-a t->museumwales< . >ac< . >uk

    Deborah Phipps
    ICON Textile group
    phippswarne<-a t->btinternet< . >com

Dr Louise Bacon
Head Collections Conservation and Care
The Horniman Museum
100 London Road
Forest Hill
London SE23 3PQ
+44 20 8291 8682
Fax: +44 20 8291 5506

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