Seminar on Conservation and Restoration in Archaeology

On Friday, 13th March, at the Institut Català d’Arqueologia Clàssica (ICAC) auditorium.

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“The Conservation and Restoration in Archaeology: A Research and Dissemination Tool” is the title of the seminar imparted on Friday, 13th March, at the Institut Català d’Arqueologia Clàssica (ICAC) auditorium and carry out under the scientific co-direction of the conservator Anna Bertral, the archaeologist Josep M. Palet (ICAC) and Lucia Lopez-Polin, conservator of the Institut Català de Paleocologia Humana i Evolució Social (IPHES). This activity is under the SUMA program (which aim is to promote synergies between research centers of the Generalitat de Catalunya), coordinated by the Institut Català d’Investigació en Patrimoni Cultural (ICRPC), ICAC and IPHES.

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Restoration “in situ” the remains of a tapir at the site of Camp dels Ninots at Caldes de Malavella (Girona) – Lucía López-Polín/IPHES

It is particularly aimed to professionals from both disciplines (archeology and conservation-restoration) and especially to the students of the IPHES and ICAC masters’ student, as well as to students on Conservation and Restoration.

The seminar deals with the relationship between conservation-restoration and archaeology through specific examples from chronologically diverse  sites. The role the conservation-restoration as an auxiliary discipline of archaeology will be also addressed.

Different conservation and restoration works will be presented to show the benefits and the necessity of this discipline during the archaeological excavations.

The aim is also to generate a discussion among specialists about the archeology and conservation-restoration characteristics, challenges and needs for the development of collaborative works.

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