ICON Metals Conference – Fri

FRIDAY 15th JUNE 2018: Icon Metals Annual Conference: Traditional Craft Skills in Metals Conservation

The Institute of Conservation Metals Group will be holding their annual conference during BathIRON at the Guildhall on Friday 15th June 2018.  In keeping with this celebration of traditional skills, the conference will focus on the role of craft skills in conservation of heritage metals.

You can purchase tickets on Eventbrite here. Tickets include entry to the BathIRON festival area.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME: Traditional Craft Skills in Metals Conservation

09.45 – 10.30     Registration and Refreshments, Guildhall

10.30 – 10.55     The Positive Synergy of Craft and Conservation – Alex Coode, (Heritage Blacksmith Partnership)

10.55 – 11.20     Assessing Skills in Practice in an Academic Context – Jane Henderson and Phil Parkes (Dept. of Archaeology and Conservation, Cardiff University)

11.20 – 11.45     Revitalizing the Lost Art of Indian Swordsmithing – Material, Techniques and Rituals – Vandana Singh (formerly National Museum, New Delhi)

11.45 – 12.10     The Matilda Diaries: Engineering the Conservation of Tanks – Chris van Schaardenburg (The Tank Museum, Bovington)

12.10 – 13.30     Visit BathIRON Festival Site, Parade Gardens (food stalls available)

13.30 – 14.00     Tea and Coffee, Guildhall

14.00 – 14.25     Recreation of a Byzantine Style Ring with a Black Opal and Granulation – William Hawkes (Freelance Conservator)­

14.50 – 15.15     A Matter of Experience: The Restoration of a Janvier Reducing Machine – Susan Sandford (The Royal Mint, Llantrisant)

14.25 – 14.50     18th Century Turret Clock, St John’s Hospital, Bath: Conservation and Automatic Winding – Andrew Nicholls (Tower Clocks, Bristol)

15.15 – 15.40     Using Traditional Metalsmith Craft Skills in the Education of Conservators in Hungary – Eszter Sz. Bakonyi (National Centre for Conservation and Conservation Training, Hungarian National Museum)

15.40 – 16.00     Closing Remarks

16.00 – onwards Social