Archaeology, Museums & Heritage – Penetrating fibres: analysis of art and cultural heritage
Penetrating fibres: analysis of art and cultural heritage
Candace Richards, Dr Jude Philp, Katrina Liberiou & Therésè Harrison
Candace Richards is the assistant curator of the Nicholson Collection, and has been part of the Sydney University Museums team for more than 10 years. Her work is currently focused on the publication of research related to the opening suite of exhibitions of the Nicholson’s archaeology and antiquities collections for the Chau Chak Wing Museum. Candace is also working towards new collaborative in-depth scientific research projects of the collections and ongoing archival research of the history of the Nicholson Collection and the participants in its formation. She is a senior team member of the Paphos Theatre Archaeological Project (Cyprus) and is undertaking her PhD on the prolific reuse of architecture in the area of Nea Paphos, Cyprus from the Hellenistic period to the modern day.
Dr Jude Philp is Senior Curator of the Macleay Collections, at the Chau Chak Wing Museum. Jude is interested in stimulating research into the collections and increasing the purposefulness of museum holdings through exhibition, research and events. Jude’s current research is in the world of ‘British New Guinea’ and the 19th-century practice of natural history for museums.
Katrina Liberiou is the assistant curator for the University Art Collection, at the Chau Chak Wing Museum. Previously, she worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in its exhibitions team from 1998–2004 and from 2004–09 at the Biennale of Sydney as exhibition manager. Katrina’s research interests include international and Australian contemporary art with a particular interest in photography, performance and installation. Since 2017, Katrina has been researching the life and work of artist Lily Greenham. She curated the exhibitions Coppice, Verge Gallery (March–April 2016) and Barbara Campbell: ex avibus at the University Art Gallery and Macleay Museum (May–August 2015).
Thérèse Harrison has a background in Fine Arts and Chemistry. She specialises in the analysis of Cultural Heritage across a number of analytical techniques including vibrational and X-ray spectroscopy. Thérèse acts as the liaison between Sydney University Museums and Sydney Analytical. She offers training and support to internal and external users working in the field of Cultural Heritage. With an emphasis on non-destructive analysis, Thérèse provides researchers with assistance in the development and application of techniques suitable to the varied needs of different artefacts and materials to help achieve high quality research outcomes.
Date: Thursday 6 May
Time: 4-5pm (AEDT/GMT+11)
Location: Education Room, Level 3, Chau Chak Wing Museum, University of Sydney
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