S10E06: Metals (Part 1)

Together with conservator Lucy Branch we iron out some of the issues around big chunks of metal: from bronze trying to injure people to the trouble with coatings! Also tune in for a Dear Jane about being your authentic self, and a review of ‘Modern Metals in Cultural Heritage’ from Jenny.

01:38 Wait, is bronze a possessed metal?
05:53 Health and safety – lead and iron
11:51 Dealing with outdoor objects
18:54 Let’s talk coatings and longevity!
23:44 Corrosion indoors
26:25 ‘Cleaning’ metals and authenticity
32:58 Corrosion in intriguing places
38:24 Getting metal back into shape
48:24 Dear Jane
54:21 Review: Modern Metals in Cultural Heritage – Understanding and Characterization

Show Notes:
– Check out Lucy’s work: https://antiquebronze.co.uk/
– Man With Arms Open: https://canarywharf.com/artwork/giles-penny-man-with-arms-open/
– Modern Metals in Cultural Heritage – Understanding and Characterization: https://shop.getty.edu/products/modern-metals-in-cultural-heritage-br-understanding-and-characterization-978-1606066058 and https://www.amazon.co.uk/Modern-Metals-Cultural-Heritage-Characterization/dp/1606066056

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Hosted by Jenny Mathiasson, Kloe Rumsey, and Lucy Branch.

Intro and outro music by DDmyzik, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

Made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license.

A Wooden Dice production, 2021.

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