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PUBLIC TALK: Friends of the UWA Library Speaker

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Today's date is Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Friends of the UWA Library Speaker : Shipwrecks and salvage Other events...
About the talk

Listening to artefacts: decay on historic shipwrecks interprets the past and provides future hope.

About the Speaker

Dr Ian MacLeod works for the Western Australian Museum and is the Executive Director of the Fremantle Museums. He has over 36 years' experience as a conservator. His biggest preventive conservation task was the relocation of 3.5 million items from their central Perth location to a collection centre and suite of laboratories 9 km down the road in Welshpool. Installed shelving covers the distance of the round trip between Perth and Fremantle.

Ian gained his BSc (Hons) in fluorine chemistry at the University of Melbourne in 1970 and completed his PhD in 1974 on the polarography of the highly reactive hexafluoride metal complexes dissolved in liquid anhydrous hydrogen fluoride. He had postdoctoral stints at the University of Glasgow and at Murdoch University between 1974-1978. He has pioneered the use of in-situ corrosion studies to determine decay and preservation methods for stabilising shipwreck artefacts. He has also applied his skills to solving complex deterioration processes on Aboriginal rock art sites, tombstones and cathedrals. He gained his Doctor of Science in Materials Conservation in 2007.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the International Institute for Conservation and of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. He is also an accredited professional conservator (PMAICCM). He has written more than 170 conservation and corrosion research papers. His passion for decay has been applied to the preservation of St George's Cathedral and to the conservation of textiles at New Norcia. In his spare time he is a bellringer and chair of the Swan Bells Foundation and President of the Clan MacLeod Society of WA.

Door open at 7.00pm. (There will be a short AGM at 7:15pm followed by the speaker at 7:30pm)

Cost: $5 donation. (Members free).
Speaker(s) Dr Ian MacLeod
Location Reid Library Ground floor Meeting Room, UWA
Contact Susan O'Connor <[email protected]> : 6488 2354
Start Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19:00
End Tue, 10 Mar 2015 21:00
Submitted by Susan O'Connor <[email protected]>
Last Updated Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:03
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