Ferrous Metals Seminar

Event Description

  • ‘Ferrous Metals in Heritage Ironwork’
A one-day seminar discussing & debating

How iron is made different irons can look the same but understanding the changes in ferrous metal production and its metallurgy will help you:

  • identify the specific type of iron
  • date ironwork

Ferrous metalstheir properties and uses in Heritage Metalwork vary, but did you know that:

  • Mixing metals can solve a short term necessity but create a long term problem
  • Arising faults may be due to the material or the way it has been maintained

Repair methods – are many and varied so what are the best ways of preserving structural integrity and aesthetics for future generations?  Find out:

  • Whether best conservation practice is a cost effective option
  • What can be done to provide a long term solution

Each topic will begin with a presentation or case-study from experienced professionals, followed by whole-group discussion. The purpose of this event is not just to educate but to stimulate debate via exchange of information and opinion.

The aim of the day

To establish some common ground around conservation practice.  The National Heritage Ironwork Group will continue to develop best-practice guidelines based on the outcomes of this and other seminars.  An added bonus is the opportunity to enjoy the company of like-minded enthusiasts in fascinating surroundings.

Who is it for?

Everyone.  All levels of experience and background are welcome. Whether you are already working in the field of Heritage Ironwork, or simply interested in the subject, come along, get involved and have your say!

Price: £45 including lunch and all refreshments (£35 students) Early bird discount: £40

Venue: Lecture Theatre, National Maritime Museum, Park Row, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF

Booking deadline: Wednesday 9th November 2016

We will be holding our AGM directly after the seminar which all members are welcome to attend.

If you are not already a member, why not consider joining.