Bursary to attend the NAS and HFF online course: Finds’ Conservation – Theory – 20th October

The Foundation is working with the Nautical Archaeology Society to fund a one day course on Finds’ Conservation – Theory on the 20th October 2020. 

Conservation is a key area which the Foundation has focussed on since its establishment in 2011, as more material is recovered from the seabed it is vital that clear conservation strategies are put in place. In 2018 the Foundation funded a workshop in Cyprus on the conservation of underwater finds, which greatly helped build capacity in the region in relation to conservation.

With the current restrictions due to covid-19 such workshops have not been possible, we have therefore developed this online course with the NAS to allow participants to gain an understanding of the conservation of archaeological material from the marine environment. 

The course is being led by specialists in their fields who have gained a wide range of maritime conservation experience. The course tutors are;

Angela Middleton – who will cover ‘First Aid for Maritime Finds’ and an introduction to archaeological conservation and marine materials

Poly Baker – who will be looking at animal bones from wreck sites

Ruth Pelling – who will focus on plant remains from wreck sites 

Eleni Loizides who will provide case studies from Cyrpus and discuss in situ preservation

Francesca Gherardi – who will provide an introduction to material sciences in heritage studies

The course will be hosted and run by the NAS and will start at 10am (UK time) and finish at 4.30pm (this will include breaks and question sessions, a full timetable will be available closer to the time). 

A computer or tablet (phone screens are a bit small to look at for the whole day) with a good internet connection is essential. A built-in or external webcam and microphone are optional. Before the course you will receive an invitation to the online course session which will be run through GoToMeeting. This is an online video conferencing programme that can be run directly through the internet or you get better connection if you download the small programme – it only takes a minute to do.

In order to apply for a bursary to attend the course please complete the application form below by the 12th October. 

Priority will be given to students and researchers from the HFF region (Cyrpus, Egypt, Lebanon and Syria). However, we will consider applicants from outside the region so long as you can demonstrate that your research interests relate to the eastern Mediterranean and the priorities of the Honor Frost Foundation.

After the course you will be asked to submit a short summary report to the Foundation outlining what you got from the course, details about this will be provided with the confirmation email.

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