I am Head of the Conservation Department at the Ashmolean Museum. The Department covers conservation specialisms in Works of Art on Paper, Paintings, Textiles, Objects, Preventive conservation and Heritage Science. We also have a technical team which handles, frames and installs objects for exhibitions and loans as well as making tailored mounts for display. I am interested in many aspects of preservation and investigative research linked to the collections at the Ashmolean as well as public engagement through our two public galleries devoted to conservation and the history of conservation. Interests include searching for ancient colour and the impact of vibration on displays. To support wider interest in heritage/archaeological science, we are growing our analytical capabilities, most recently with an open beam portable x ray machine, and are keen to explore new partnerships and ways of interpreting the collections through such technology.
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Daniel Bone: Ashmolean Museum