Heritage Day at Diamond

Feb 13.

Diamond Light Source Heritage Day

In collaboration with the Royal Society of Chemistry, Diamond organised a unique day for conservators, conservation scientists and other heritage professionals with the aim of explaining some of the technical and practical aspects of the facility, and to explore how best heritage practitioners can make the most of Diamond to use equipment way beyond the resources normally available.

Date
13/02/20132013-02-13
Location
Diamond Light Source, Oxfordshire, UK
In collaboration with the Royal Society of Chemistry, Diamond organised a unique day for conservators, conservation scientists and other heritage professionals. This took place on Wednesday 13th February, 2013, at Diamond Light Source. The aim of the day was to explain some of the technical and practical aspects of the facility, and then to explore how best heritage practitioners can make the most of Diamond to use equipment way beyond the resources normally available.
 

Item

Topic

Start

End

1.       

Welcome and Coffee

10:15

10:30

 

Session 1 – Chair David Howell

 

 

2.       

Opportunities for Cultural Heritage Science at Diamond: An Overview
Nick Terrill, Diamond Light Source

10:30

11.00

3.       

The use of x-ray spectroscopy in heritage and conservation studies
Fred Mosselmans, Diamond Light Source

11.00

11.30

4.       

Old Stones - new insights. 
Michael Drakopoulos, Diamond Light Source

11.30

12.00

    5.

Tours

12.00

13.15

      

Lunch in the Atrium – incl. FTIR Instrument demo

13.15

14.00

 

Session 2 – Chair  Nick Terrill

 

 

6.       

The use of X-ray Spectroscopy in the conservation of the York Minster
Andy Dent, Diamond Light Source

14.00

14.20

7.       

Egyptian Blue - a Microfocus XAFS Study
Paul Hatherly, The Open University

14.20

14.40

8.       

The Apocalypto Project; Revealing the Unreadable David Mills, Queen Mary University London

14.40

15.10

 

Afternoon tea break - Atrium

15.10

15.30

 

Session 3 – Chair Fred Mosselmans

 

 

9.       

Beyond the written word, information from Historic parchment and bone
TimWess, Cardiff University

15.30

16.00

10.       

Questions, Discussion and Close

16.00

16.30


Registration for this event is now closed.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact with Diamond Communications Team or Lee Gonzalez (Cardiff University).