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      Icon Modern Materials Network Symposium: Challenges of the Modern Object in London

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      October 17, 2019

      Thursday   9:30 AM

      165 Queens Gate , Kensington
      London, Greater London

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      Icon Modern Materials Network Symposium: Challenges of the Modern Object

      Challenges of the Modern Object: The Icon Modern Materials Network is organising a one-day symposium on Thursday, 17th October at the Science Museum, London (Dana Research Centre and Library). The day aims to bring together conservation and non-conservation professionals with an interest in the preservation of modern materials such as polymeric materials (plastics), modern metal alloys, carbon fibre, modern production techniques (e.g. 3D printing), and modern objects that have intrinsic challenges, like batteries and modern technology. The day will be split into talks on current research and poster presentations. #NoMaterialTooModern **Lunch and snacks will be provided. Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements.** Event Programme: The event will be composed of ten 20 minute presentations and seven 5 minute poster presentations, as well as time for Q&As and networking. Presentations: Tim Bechthold (Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum), Challenges in the conservation of a plastic house: a UFO needs terrestrial support Stephanie Boydell and Alison Draper (Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections), Collecting contemporary craft and design objects for MMU Special Collections’ Process and Material Innovation Collection Laura Chaillie (Science Museum), Getting the feel right: infilling plastic surfaces Lorraine Finch ACR (LF Conservation and Preservation), Fighting the evils of Mela-X and the Agents of Destruction Christina Krumrine (Christina Krumrine Objects Conservation), An innovative technique for reforming cellulose acetate in an architectural model of Rockefeller Plaza and the challenges of preserving modern, unstable restorations Loredana Mannina (Plowden & Smith Ltd.) and Libby Ireland (Tate), Loss compensation of textured modern materials: trials in the use of composite fills Nicole Rode, Fabiana Portoni, Alex Owen (British Museum), Conservation dilemmas: caring for modern materials at the British Museum Stefania Signorello (Wellcome Collection), Audrey Amiss, artist and patient: preserving her legacy Kayleigh Spring (Conservation and Museums Advisory Service, Wiltshire Council), Approaching the preservation of Pele’s football boots Alice Watkins (Tate), Treating a contemporary mixed-media sculpture Poster presentations: Danica Auld and Lauren Osmond (Victoria and Albert Museum), Challenges in collecting and preserving natural rubber fashion objects Dr Shaun Borstrock and Mark Bloomfield (University of Hertfordshire), Modeclix – the additively manufactured adaptable material Ronja Froehlich (Cologne Institut for Conservation Sciences), Studying the scavenging properties of the INTERCEPTTM Technology barrier systems with degrading cellulose nitrate Loredana Mannina (Plowden & Smith Ltd.), When loss compensation requires craft skills. The conservation of "The Last Civil War Veteran" by Larry Rivers Daniel Ravizza and Abigail Rodriguez (Smithsonian, National Air and Space Museum), Tough love for magnesium Wendy Richardson (English Heritage), Assessing the condition and risks of the Central Government War Headquarters bunker’s Corsham collection FAQs   What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? There is no reserved parking, and therefore travel by public transportation is highly encouraged. Closest tube stations: Gloucester Road and South Kensington (Piccadilly, Circle, and District lines). Closest bus routes: 9, 23, 52, 452.   How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please contact us at with any questions or concerns.   What's the refund policy? Due to food/drink orders that must be placed in advance, tickets are refundable until 7 days before the event.

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