Thursday, 5 September 2013

ICON Ethnography Group Event at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

The ICON Ethnography group is organizing an informative and enjoyable day:

Icon Ethnography gallery talk and group AGM
"Conservation in Focus: Afro Combs"
Date: Saturday 21st September 2013
Venue: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK
Time: 11:00am

Pia Edqvist, will give a free gallery talk focusing on the conservation work undertaken in preparation for "Origins of the Afro Comb: 6000 years of culture, politics and identity" currently on display at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

The exhibition examines the incredible history of the Afro Comb, the impact it has had culturally across the globe and the community stories related to hair today. The talk will discuss the complexities of treating objects with signs of use and present the interesting aspects of the documentation, conservation and technical analysis executed specifically on this collection of combs.

The conservator and speaker, Pia Edqvist, is currently on placement in the Department of Antiquities of the Fitzwilliam Museum. Her work on 'Origins of the Afro comb' exhibition will form the basis of her Master's Degree in Conservation Science at the University of Oslo, Norway.

After the talk the Ethnography group committee will also hold its AGM and a free light lunch will be provided. We hope the conversation will continue on in a local Cambridge pub afterwards!

If you are interested in attending please contact Arianna Bernucci

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