WORKSHOP: TALKING HEAVY
Thanks for your interest to TALKING HEAVY. The deadline for online application has passed on 23 September and the number of people registered has exceeded the capacity of the ANAMED auditorium. Should all the registered attendees come at the same time, the attendance to the workshop will be on the ‘first come, first serve’ basis. Therefore, we suggest that the registered users come to the sessions as early as they can. Non-registered attendees are also welcome, but their acceptance to the workshop is due to seat availability. Thank you for your understanding.
TALKING HEAVY: Site Conservation, Documentation, and Presentation of Heavy Heritage in the Mediterranean Basin
Organized by the Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) in association with the British Museum Conservation Department.
Support provided by the British Museum’s International Training Programme.
The two-day workshop aims to bring together colleagues in order to share experiences and exchange ideas to create future collaborations between the countries of the Mediterranean basin, which hold a vast number of important archaeological and historical sites consisting of both movable and immovable heavy heritage. By ‘heavy’ we mean large items such as buildings, sculptures, wall paintings, and mosaics. These and similar items are often weighty, not easily moved or completely immovable, and present many challenges when in need of conservation/restoration, in situ study, or removal from sites.
The workshop focuses on theme-based case studies dealing with conservation, restoration, scientific analysis, documentation, and onsite presentation of archaeological/historical stone buildings, sculptures, wall paintings and mosaics, particularly within ‘site’ contexts, but off-site, as well, where challenges persist beyond removal from sites. We hope to explore the experiences of different of countries and discuss the practices and challenges of the latest research via a wide range of participants including conservators, archaeologists, conservation architects, engineers, conservation scientists, heritage consultants, and site managers working in the Mediterranean region. We plan to situate these discussions within four themes.
- Conservation/restoration and presentation of stone buildings/heavy objects
- Onsite lifting and transportation of heavy objects
- Onsite documentation and scientific investigation techniques
- Site presentation in regards to the preservation of stone buildings and heavy objects
Each of the four themes mentioned above will be the focus of a session consisting of three or four 25-minute papers. In addition to 15 invited presenters, we hope the workshop will attract colleagues specialising in this field to attend and contribute their experiences to the discussion. The languages of the symposium will be Turkish and English, with simultaneous translation provided.
Admission to the workshop is free yet participants are expected to register for the event online. Following the workshop, presentations will be available via ANAMED website.
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- Zeynep Aygen / Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul
- Duygu Çamurcuoglu / British Museum, London
- Mahmoud Hawari / British Museum, London
- Nicholas Lee / British Museum, London
- Caitlin O’Grady / University College London, London
- Tracey Sweek / British Museum, London
- Costas Vasiliadis / Acropolis Museum, Athens
- Giovanni Verri / Courtauld Institute of Art, London
- Omar Abou Zaid (presenter), Aswan University, Egypt
- Suay Aksoy (keynote speaker), ICOM Turkey
- Zeynep Aygen (presenter), Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul
- Stefania Chlouveraki (presenter), Institute for Aegean Prehistory Study Center for East Crete, Greece
- Duygu Çamurcuoğlu (presenter), British Museum, London
- Gülseren Dikilitaş (presenter), freelance / Istanbul University, Istanbul
- Semih Ercan (presenter), freelance /Sagalassos
- Giasemi Frantzi (presenter), The Acropolis Restoration Service, Athens
- Katerina Frantzinaki and Anastasia Panou (presenters), The Acropolis Restoration Service, Athens
- Caitlin O'Grady (discussant), University College London, London
- Akram Ilja (presenter), Uppsala University, Sweden
- Ian Jenkins, The British Museum, London
- Yavuz Özkaya (presenter), Promet Proje, Ankara, Turkey
- Trevor Proudfoot (presenter), Cliveden Conservation, UK
- Tracey Sweek (presenter), British Museum, London
- Costas Vasiliadis (presenter), Acropolis Museum, Athens
- Giovanni Verri (presenter), Courtauld Institute of Art, London
- Enis Yeter (discussant), Ministry of Interior, Turkey
- Duygu Çamurcuoğlu / British Museum, London
- Costas Vasiliadis / Acropolis Museum, Athens
- Chris Roosevelt / ANAMED, Istanbul
- Buket Coşkuner / ANAMED, Istanbul
- Esra Satıcı / ANAMED, Istanbul
- Şeyda Çetin / ANAMED, Istanbul