This is an online event hosted in Nashville, TN United States.
Sponsored by: Humanities Tennessee, Centennial Park Conservancy, Archaeological Institute of America- Nashville Society, and Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation.
Join the Nashville Parthenon Virtual Summer Symposia series! This is the second of three Symposia; the other final talk will be August 18. All three support the new exhibition ‘The Antikythera Mechanism’ at the Nashville Parthenon through September 26, 2021.
Dr. Georgianna Moraitou will speak about archaeological conservation. Specifically, she will focus on bronze conservation and discuss common treatments and methods that can help to clean, stabilize and display bronze once unearthed by archaeologists. Dr. Moraitou will show examples of artifacts before and after conservation and explain some of the considerations that conservators take to carefully conserve and preserve archaeological evidence. In this way, she will help the audience understand how artifacts such as the Antikythera mechanism can transform from a bronze artifact with concretions to something that can be studied and scanned to make new discoveries.
Dr. Moraitou is the Head of Conservation at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, part of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture. She has a Ph.D. from the National Technical University of Athens, Deterioration and Protection of Ancient Glass (2014).
Sponsored by Humanities Tennessee, Centennial Park Conservancy, Archaeological Institute of America- Nashville Society, and Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation.Register