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Institute of Conservation Science (ICS)

From: Siobhan Watts <siobhan.watts>
Date: Thursday, September 18, 2003
The Institute of Conservation Science (ICS) are holding a one day
meeting on "Scientific Research in the Conservation of Leather and
Related Materials" on Wednesday, October 29. 2003 at the Leather
Conservation Centre, Northampton, UK.

The meeting is free for ICS members, although there will be a charge
for refreshments, including a buffet lunch. Non-members will be
charged a UKP10 registration fee.

If you would like to attend, please contact:

    Siobhan Watts
    Conservation Science
    The Conservation Centre
    Liverpool L1 6HZ, UK
    Siobhan.watts [at] liverpoolmuseums__org__uk

by Wednesday October 15, 2003. Details of how to reach the
Leather Conservation Centre are available on request.


10:15-10:45 am Coffee

10:45       Introduction and tour of LCC facilities
            Roy Thomson, Chief Executive, Leather Conservation

11:30       Structural, thermal and biochemical studies into the
            effect of laser cleaning of parchment

            Craig Kennedy*, Marie Vest, Martin Cooper and Tim Wess
            *Department for Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff

12:00       Damage Assessment of Parchment by Thermoanalytical and
            Spectroscopic Techniques

            M.Odlyha*, Q.Wang, G.M.Foster, and A.Aliev
            *Birkbeck College School of Biological and Chemical
            Sciences, University of London.

12:30       Feedback from NCCR meeting

12:45-13:30 Lunch

13:30       Artificial ageing of bookbinding leather
            Roy Thomson
            Chief Executive
            Leather Conservation Centre

14:00       Natural aging: The re-evaluation of conservation
            treatments on a Mexican saddle
            James Parker and Barbara Wills
            Department of Conservation, Documentation and Science
            The British Museum

14:30       Fur
            Marion Kite
            Senior Textile Conservator, V&A

15:00-17:00 Tours of British School of Leather Technology and
British Leather Confederation.

Siobhan Watts
Conservation Science
The Conservation Centre
National Museums Liverpool
Liverpool UK

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