Dr Ian MacLeod Lecture Tour – Conservation of Cultural Heritage Recovered From Terrestrial and Marine Sites

  • Auckland
    November 11, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Taranaki
    November 13, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wellington
    November 18, 2019
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Canterbury
    November 21, 2019
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The ACA is proud to present: Dr Ian MacLeod, Fellow, Western Australian Museum & Principal, Heritage Conservation Solutions.

Conservation of Cultural Heritage Recovered from Terrestrial and Marine Sites

Our island nations are littered with historic shipwrecks which have been recording the microenvironment of the oceans since 1622 off the Western Australian coast. A study of the layers of decay recorded on degraded metal objects provides climate and corrosion scientists with a unique insight into the changing conditions on the seabed and with data on seawater temperatures.

After 40 years of applied research Dr. MacLeod has developed a series of novel conservation treatments which have extended the lives of thousands of artefacts. Overseas projects include in the in-situ conservation of the WWI submarine HMAS AE2, which penetrated the Dardanelles on the first ANZAC Day and so saved the lives of hundreds of New Zealand and Australian troops. Work on early bronze age sites in Turkey has shown that in-situ measurements of pH, voltage and chloride ion activities in soil profiles has enabled prediction of treatment needs of bronze objects recovered from those historic sites.

Come and hear from Dr. MacLeod, and catch up with your ACA peers at one of the four stops on his New Zealand Tour.

Auckland Division               6pm Monday 11 Nov 2019
Quality Hotel, 10 Gladstone Rd, Parnell.

Taranaki Division               6pm Wednesday 13 Nov 2019
Puke Ariki Museum, 1 Ariki Street, New Plymouth.

Wellington Division            7.30 pm Monday 18 Nov 2019
Te Wharewaka, 2 Taranaki St (preceded by visit to Hikitia).

Canterbury Division           Thursday 21 Nov 2019
WSP Opus, 12 Moorhouse Ave, Addington, Christchurch.
5:30pm – Networking and nibbles.
6:00pm – Start
7:00pm – Presentation finish followed with more networking.
7:30pm – Finish.