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NMS/SCB Seminars

From: Helen Spencer <h.spencer>
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2003
The National Museums of Scotland (NMS) and the Scottish Conservation
Bureau (SCB) present the first three talks of the 2003 summer
seminar series. These seminars are free and aimed at a wide
conservation and collections care audience. All seminars are held in
the Dunfermline Room of the Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street,
Edinburgh, Scotland.

The following seminars have been arranged:

    Friday May 2, 2003 at 2:30 pm
    Lukasz Bratasz and Roman Kozlowski
    Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry
    Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow, Poland

    "Response of painted wood to sporadic hot air heating in the
    church of Rocca Pietore in Italy"

        This seminar will present a project concerning the
        monitoring of the dimensional response of painted wood to
        perturbations in its microenvironment using high precision
        laser and inductive sensors. The work has been done within
        the European Commission research project FRIENDLY HEATING
        which aims at developing a novel heating system capable of
        containing heat just in the area where people stay.

    Wednesday June 4, 2003 at 2:30 pm
    Simon Cane MA, ACR, FIIC
    Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester
    "Conservation Ethics and their Application to Larger and
    Industrial Objects."

        The technical, industrial and transport items held in
        collections and in private hands are a finite and
        diminishing resource that represent a short but important
        passage in the development of the modern world. The
        treatment of these objects has always caused a degree of
        controversy and consternation amongst the established
        conservation disciplines.  There have been significant
        shifts in thinking about how to deal with the challenges
        that larger and industrial objects raise and Simon will
        discuss these along with issues such as authenticity, value
        and use.

    Friday July 4, 2003 at 2:30pm
    Kathryn Hallett
    Historic Royal Palaces
    "Illuminating World Cultures"

        This seminar will focus on the work carried out by Kathryn
        for which she received the UKIC/Pilgrim Trust Student
        Conservator of the Year award 2002. Her project explored the
        effect of UV-filtered lighting on unprocessed cellulosic
        materials. The project also involved the evaluation of a
        number of scientific methods for measuring cellulose
        oxidation.

Places are limited to 40 people, for each seminar so booking is
essential. To reserve a place please e-mail Nicola Galloway
<n.galloway [at] nms__ac__uk> stating which seminar/s you would like to
attend.

For further information about the seminars please contact

    Helen Spencer,
    Preventive Conservator,
    National Museums of Scotland,
    Chambers Street,
    Edinburgh EH1 1JF
    h.spencer [at] nms__ac__uk

Helen Spencer
Preventive Conservator
National Museums of Scotland


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