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Workshop on ivory

From: Sonia Alice O'Connor <s.oconnor<-at->
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Workshop
Ivory Research Cluster Workshop 1

"Researching Ivory: Integrating Scientific Analyses, Historical
Data, Artefact Studies and Conservation Needs"

    <URL:http://sites.google.com/a/ebur.eu/ivory/>

AHRC/EPSRC Science and Heritage Programme
Research Cluster Networks
Workshop 1
Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool

    <URL:http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/maritime/>

April 23, 2009
10am - 4:30pm

Session 1:  The what, where, when and why of ivory studies
Session 2:  Sampling and analysis - problems and potentials
Session 3:  Conservation and curation of ivories and approaches to
            questions problems

This workshop is intended for anyone with active research interests
and/or curatorial or conservation responsibilities for objects made
from ivory--whether from elephants or other species--who would like
to know more about current research in British universities and
museums on their identification, origins, working, uses, history,
exhibition, curation and conservation, and the potential for future
multi-disciplinary studies. The workshop will also appeal to
individuals responsible for monitoring and controlling the illegal
contemporary trade in ivory and ivory products.

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 50 participants. Modest travel
grants are available for UK-based curatorial staff, conservators and
researchers who have relevant responsibilities or interests. For
more information about the workshop, including speakers, venue, and
travel grants please contact

    Dr Sonia O'Connor
    Archaeological, Geographical and Environmental Sciences
    University of Bradford
    Bradford, West Yorkshire BD7 1DP, UK
    +44 1274 236498
    Fax: +44 1274 235190
    s.oconnor<-at->bradford<.>ac<.>uk

Programme Workshop 1
Registration from 9.30am

    10.00 am    Welcome address

    10.15 am    Session 1: The what, where, when and why of ivory
                studies

                    Paper 1: What can proteins do for us?
                    Matthew Collins
                    Archaeology Department, University of York

                    Paper 2: The potential for DNA analysis
                    Michael Hoffreiter
                    Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary
                    Anthropology/Leipzig; Biology Department,
                    University of York

                    Paper 3: Why do we need stable and radiogenic
                    isotopes?
                    Julia Lee-Thorp
                    Archaeological Sciences, Division of AGES
                    University of Bradford and
                    Ashley Coutu
                    Archaeology Department
                    University of York

                    Paper 4: Discerning and interpreting evidence of
                    working and wear
                    Caroline Cartwright
                    Conservation and Scientific Research, The
                    British Museum

    11.30 am    Tea and coffee

    11. 45 am   Session 2: Sampling and analysis of
                ivories--problems and potentials

                    Paper 1: The claims and limitations of
                    'non-destructive' investigative and analytical
                    techniques
                    Sonia O'Connor
                    Archaeological Sciences, Division of AGES,
                    University of Bradford

                    Paper 2: Destructive sampling and research
                    potential: the researchers view
                    Steve Ashby
                    Archaeology Department, University of York

                    Paper 3: Destructive sampling of a finite
                    resource: the curators view
                    Richard Sabin,
                    Curator, Mammals Group, Department of Zoology,
                    the Natural History Museum

    1.00 pm     Lunch

     2.00 pm    Session 3: Approaches to the conservation and
                curation of ivories

                    Paper 1: Aspects of conserving archaeological
                    ivory finds
                    Rose Johnson
                    Museum of London Specialist Services,
                    Conservation

                    Paper 2: Conservation of fine art ivory objects
                    from the V&A
                    Alan Derbyshire
                    Books and Paintings Section, Victoria and Albert
                    Museum

                    Paper 3: Conservation approach to the treatment
                    of early medieval ivories.
                    Clare Ward
                    Conservation and Scientific Research, The
                    British Museum

    3.15 pm     Tea and coffee
    3.30 pm     Plenary session

    4.30        Close

Dr Sonia O'Connor FSA FIIC ACR
Research Fellow in Conservation
Archaeological Sciences, Division of AGES
University of Bradford
Bradford, West Yorkshire BD7 1DP
+44 1274 236498
+44 1274 235210 (lab)
 Fax: +44 1274 235190


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