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Cultural Objects Worked in Skeletal Hard Tissues - Materials Identification Workshop

Cultural Objects Worked in Skeletal Hard Tissues - Materials Identification Workshop

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

09:00 until 17:00

National Museum of Ireland, Collin's Barracks

NOW SOLD OUT

 

The course is taught by Dr Sonia O’Connor FSA FIIC ACR, University of Bradford over two days through a mix of lectures, handling sessions and practical identification. The materials covered in detail include bone, antler, various species of ivory, horn, baleen, tortoiseshell, rhino horn and hornbill, but materials used as substitutes or to imitate these materials, such as hoof, shell, coral, and plastics will also be examined. The emphasis is on visual, non-destructive, identification techniques although there will be some discussion of other analytical approaches, such as proteomics. Participants are invited to bring along samples from their own collections.

To book a place on the course and to receive the full programme please contact Paul Mallarkey: pmullarkey@museum.ie

Conservation Conversations

Conservation Conversations

Wednesday, 05 April 2017

15:00 until 17:00

National Gallery of Ireland, Board Room

ICRI in conversation with the University of Lincoln Conservation of Cultural Heritage programmes.

Please come and join course lecturer Dr Cathy Daly and the students of Lincoln for Conservation Conversations at the Board Room of the National Gallery of Ireland. This is an opportunity for an exchange of information and to potentially create some new and lasting professional friendships that will benefit all.

Please RSVP to Maria Canavan: mcanavan@ngi.ie

Spring Outing

Spring Outing

Saturday, 08 April 2017

11:00 until 16:00

Fore Abbey carpark

Join us for a great Spring outing to the stunning Fore monastic site, Co. Westmeath, with medieval art historian Dr Rachel Moss, and St Mel’s Cathedral, Longford, with conservator Carol Smith. 

Meet at 11am in the Fore Abbey carpark. Family and friends are very welcome.

Rachel Moss will guide us from the early monastic church, to the anchorite’s cell to the Benedictine priory and associated holy well and tree and place them in their historic and folkloric context. (Dr Rachel Moss is the Head of the Department of History of Art and Architecture, Trinity College Dublin).

Meet again at 2:30pm outside St Mel’s Cathedral.

In 2009 St Mel’s Cathedral and the Longford Diocesan Museum were devastated in a fire, with almost 500 artefacts of national and local significance damaged or destroyed.

Carol Smith will explain her role in the excavation and processing of finds on site, which involved the examination of vast quantities of molten coins and fragments of metal, ceramic, glass and stone; and the post excavation work in the National Museum of Ireland; Collins Barracks. (Carol Smith is an archaeological conservator at the National Museum of Ireland).

Please RSVP so we have an idea of numbers.

To RSVP and for more details contact Jenny Greiner: greiner.jenny@gmail.com