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The model conservator – Unpicking the past to understand discipline development

O'Grady, CR; (2017) The model conservator – Unpicking the past to understand discipline development. In: Proceedings of the ICOM-CC 18th Triennial Conference. International Council of Museums: Copenhagen, Denmark. Green open access

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Abstract

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the disciplinary development of archaeology and conservation are linked through novel scientific methods applied to excavation and artefact stabilisation in the field and the museum. The model conservator ‘repaired’ and ‘mended’ to aid production of archaeological and research outputs, and was firmly classified as a technical practitioner. Open access, publically available web-based resources and unpublished resources offer insight into the development and establishment of archaeological conservation as a discipline and academic subject. Case studies focus on field excavations and object preservation at Ur, Mesopotamia, as well as on the development and evolution of technician training to university-sponsored conservation programmes offered by the UCL Institute of Archaeology in London. This paper chronicles the model conservator’s changing identity from technician to professional expert to assess its impact on contemporary conservation practice and discipline.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: The model conservator – Unpicking the past to understand discipline development
Event: ICOM-CC 18th Triennial Conference
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Dates: 04 September 2017 - 08 September 2017
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.icom-cc2017.org/tableOfContents.aspx
Language: English
Keywords: History of conservation, discipline formation, archaeological materials, Ur, UCL Institute of Archaeology
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10026003
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