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Dr Melanie Rimmer 

Dr Melanie Rimmer
Position:Research Associate

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 70122
Location:John Percival Building, room 5.46

Research Interests

Current Research Project

Conservation of iron

Brunel’s ss Great Britain in dry dock in Bristol. Iron forms the fabric of this award-winning museum.

This 3-year £365,000 interdisciplinary project is funded by the AHRC/EPSRC Science and Heritage Large Grants programme. Its main aim is to define and measure the variables which influence the corrosion rate of archaeological and historic iron artefacts, and develop methods of measuring the corrosive potential of storage and display environments. This is the first large-scale study to measure the corrosion rate of archaeological iron in real-time.