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Heritage Science in Scotland Programme

Tuesday 7th September 2010, Glasgow Science Centre

9.00 Registration and coffee
9.30 Opening address - Professor Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Advisor for Scotland

Session 1: Using Science to Understand the Past. Chaired by Dr Jim Tate, National Museums of Scotland

9.50 A Monstrous Coupling? History/ Science Interdisciplinary Research and the New Environmental History. Richard Oram, University of  Stirling
10.10 Current Research into Early Historic Scottish Silver. Susy Kirk & Alice Blackwell, National Museums of Scotland
10.30 Understanding Processes in Earth Structures, Soils and Sediments using X-ray Scattering, Diffraction and Fluorescence. Paul Adderley, University of Stirling
10.50 Questions & Answers
11.00 Coffee Break

Session 2: Monitoring Decay and Conservation. Chaired by Linda Ramsay, National Archives of Scotland/ICON Scotland Group

11.20 Through a Glass Darkly: A Conservator Reflects. Clare Meredith, National Trust for Scotland
11.40 Can the Science of Smell Inform Conservation Practice? Lorraine Gibson, University of Strathclyde
12.00 Moisture Dynamics in Building Conservation. Chris Hall, University of Edinburgh
12.20 Questions & Answers
12.30 Lunch
13.10 Optional Visit to the Digital Design Studio, Glasgow School of Art

Session 3: Public Engagement and Wider Benefits. Chaired by Craig Kennedy, Historic Scotland

14.00 Looking Below the Surface: Thermography and the Built Heritage. Maureen Young, Historic Scotland
14.20 Caring for Traditional Ironwork: Recent Scientific Research to Inform Conservation Guidance Lyn Wilson, Historic Scotland
14.40 From Secret Messages to Negotiated Treatments: Public Engagement and Participation in Conservation at NMS.  Ticca Ogilvie, National Museums of Scotland
15.00 Questions & Answers
15.10 Coffee Break

Session 4: Current Research in Heritage Science in Scotland. Chaired by John Hughes, University of the West of Scotland

15.30 Short Poster Presentations
16.00 Heritage Science in the UK.Craig Kennedy, Historic Scotland
16.15 What Now? Jim Tate, National Museums of Scotland
16.30 Closing address  David Mitchell, Historic Scotland
16.45 Close





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0131 668 8668

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