Early Materials, Technology and Conservation Research Group

Our internationally respected specialists in Early Materials, Technologies and Conservation are collaborating on projects across periods and cultures, using the latest cutting edge techniques to recreate technologies and sensitively conserve artefacts.

Our work is advancing the understanding of how past materials and technologies were used in the UK, Europe and Egypt, and of the corrosion and conservation of materials in the present.

Projects include:

  • Cardiff Museum Conservation Project
  • Collection surveys; theory and practice
  • Corrosion and stabilisation of archaeological iron
  • Disaster planning for museums
  • Early glass in Egypt
  • Manufacturing technology and corrosion of ancient Greek helmets
  • Faience production in Roman Memphis (Egypt)
  • Hot-tinning practices in antiquity
  • Potential of neutron diffraction as means of non-destructive analysis
  • Stabilisation of archaeological iron
  • Sustainable practice in conservation and collection care
  • The ss Great Britain: corrosion and conservation
  • Technology and corrosion of Egyptian faience

Team

Jane Henderson

Senior Lecturer in Conservation

Email:
hendersonlj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5629

Dr Panagiota Manti

Lecturer in Archaeological/Conservation Science

Email:
mantip@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5157
Paul Nicholson

Professor Paul Nicholson

Professor in Archaeology

Email:
nicholsonpt@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4582
Phil Parkes

Phil Parkes

Senior Conservator

Email:
parkes@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5628
David Doddington

Professor David Watkinson

Professor (Conservation)/ Deputy Head of School

Email:
watkinson@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4249