Come along on Thursday 17 August in the Society of Antiquaries Ireland’s Helen Roe Theatre, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin, at 5.30 – 6.30pm
Death and Taxes: The Conservation of Egyptian funerary and administrative texts on papyrus at Trinity College Dublin
This year, the Library at Trinity College Dublin began a project to conserve its ancient Egyptian papyri holdings. Most of the documents in this collection are fragments of Books of the Dead, the focus on this talk, while others are more administrative in nature. Lauren Buttle, Kress Foundation Fellow, Trinity College Library Conservation Department, will discuss these fascinating manuscripts, their condition issues, historical mounting system, and conservation treatment.
The European Infrastructure for Heritage Science (E-RIHS) - a new portal for conservation science
The development of a new European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science (E-RIHS) began in early 2017. The Discovery Programme is representing Ireland amongst the participating 18 EU member states. Successful initiatives, such as the existing MOLAB's, will be enhanced and formalised into a pan-European support system. IT will offer ease of access to extensive facilities, instrumentation, supports and scientific datasets for all heritage professionals. Mary Teehan, E-RIHS Coordinator Ireland, will discuss how conservation in Ireland can benefit from this and what it may mean for the future.
Free for all ICRI members. Non-member are welcome €5