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18:15 16 January 2012
Institute of Archaeology 75th Anniversary Inaugural Lecture: Objects as Narrative
Archaeology Lecture Theatre G6 |
Institute of Archaeology
31-34 Gordon Square | WC1H 0PY |
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Professor Elizabeth Pye, Professor of Archaeological Conservation, UCL Institute of Archaeology, Elizabeth Pye has extensive experience of educating conservators, many of whom now occupy senior conservation posts throughout the world. Her research focuses on practical and conceptual effects of physical access to museum objects.
These objects tell fascinating stories through the evidence of their manufacture, and their experience of people and events. During their lives they shift in perceived value, and in the stories they can tell. Do the wear and tear of use and age diminish, enhance or conceal their narrative impact? How do we perceive objects that have been modified, even manipulated, through conservation and restoration? How can these stories be elicited and made accessible to others?
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