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New Horizons in the Conservation of Wooden Built Heritage

Join ICOMOS for the 21st Symposium of the International Wood Committee in York from the 12 – 15 September 2018

The symposium includes speakers from all over the world,  poster sessions, workshops,  a reception at the Jorvik Viking Centre and optional dinner in the early 15th century Merchant Taylor’s Hall.

Keynote speakers are:

Margarita Kisternaya MSc PhD RAS, Senior Researcher for the Kizhi State Open-Air Museum of History, Architecture and Ethnography, in Petrozavodsk, Russia;

Michael Bamforth BSc MICfA a specialist in wetland archaeology and prehistoric woodworking and is currently the Project Manager for the POSTGLACIAL project at the University of York, investigating the site and environs of the early Mesolithic site of Star Carr;

Christopher Dobbs MA, MBA, PGCE, FSA. a maritime archaeologist who played a key role in raising the Mary Rose in 1982. From 1979 to 1982 he was the archaeological supervisor on the Mary Rose salvage and recovery team and he is now Head of Interpretation and Maritime Archaeology at the Mary Rose Trust.

Gordon Macdonald, master carpenter and building conservator with more than 30 years’ experience working with wooden buildings and timber structures.  He las led carpentry teams through a range of interesting and award-winning projects from the restoration of medieval castles in Europe to the re-creation of a 30-ton Roman war machine for BBC Television.

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