The Icon Book & Paper Group Committee are pleased to be able to bring you a series of live streamed talks while many people are required to stay at home during in these unprecedented times. We have been trying to think about what we can do to help support the community of conservators & conservation students, especially mindful of the fact that working or learning at home may mean re-imagining the ways you normally approach your role.
INSPIRE2020 (December 2019 – March 2020) was the first exhibition of work made by primary school children at The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. The exhibition resulted from a year-long project modelled on the National Gallery’s Take One Picture, which focused on the painting of Cupid and Psyche by Jacopo del Sellaio as a source of inspiration for creative cross-curricular enquiry on the part of teachers and pupils alike. Inspired by the children’s engagement with the artist’s materials and techniques, conservators and heritage scientists undertook their own technical research on the panel. Their work was integrated in the exhibition display and in a newly-developed AR app.
This talk will discuss the role played by Heritage Science in the INSPIRE project, as well as the range of opportunities that truly cross-disciplinary collaboration offers for meaningful, creative engagement of the Heritage Science community with teachers, schoolchildren and museum visitors.
Paola Ricciardi is Senior Research Scientist at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Her research focuses on the analysis of polychrome artworks with non-invasive methods. She is also interested in the transfer of knowledge between artists and craftsmen working in different media and the potential of object-based research for cross-disciplinary teaching of the school curriculum.
The online seminar takes place 1 July 2020 at 4pm.
You can register to join this webinar following this link.