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Subject: Conference on joining, repair and consolidation

Conference on joining, repair and consolidation

From: Catherine Higgitt <chiggitt>
Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2007
"Holding it all together; ancient and modern approaches to joining,
    repair and consolidation"
The British Museum
21-22 February 2008

The aim of this meeting is to bring together conservators,
scientists and curators with an interest in the methods by which
artefacts have been manufactured, repaired (both in antiquity and
modern times) and conserved by joining together a series of
components, using such techniques as gluing, casting, soldering,
luting, etc.

The range of the programme will be broad, covering most materials.
Topics are hoped to include:

    *   ancient manufacture, repair and reuse of multi-component
        artefacts

    *   modern conservation and repair (including topics such as the
        use of consolidants to stabilise friable materials, fills
        and joining methods).

    *   methods for recognising and making potential joins (for
        example for material from excavation or separated fragments
        of sculpture, re-joined either in reality or by virtual
        means)

    *   the ethics of revealing/concealing joins and repairs.

The meeting will be of interest to conservators, conservation
scientists, museum scientists and curators. The conference will be
in English, and will include both oral and poster presentations.

To express an interest in attending this meeting and to receive
further information as it becomes available please send the details
outlined below by email or fax to:

    Department of Conservation, Documentation and Science
    The British Museum
    Great Russell Street
    London WC1B 3DG
    Fax: +44 20 7323 8276
    science [at] thebritishmuseum__ac__uk

As far as possible, communication relating to the meeting will be
conducted by e-mail.

Please provide an e-mail address when registering interest in the
meeting or submitting an abstract.

    I would like to receive more information
        Yes/No
    I anticipate attending
        Yes/No
    I anticipate attending and hope to submit a paper on (please
    detail subject)

    Contact details
    Name
    Postal address
    E-mail address

Please return to address above.


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