Grange and Armada Development Association are delighted to welcome Rolly Read to Grange for the Lecture Series during the Celtic Fringe Festival 2015
Rolly Read, Head of Conservation, National Museum of Ireland
Rolly Read joined the Museum in 1997 from Leicestershire Museums Service. As Head of the Conservation department he is responsible for the conservation of the 4,000,000 pieces in the collections across all the Museum’s sites. He is a graduate (BSc in Archaeological Conservation), with postgraduate qualifications in Museum Studies and Architectural Conservation.
In the course of his work at the National Museum of Ireland he has developed a particular interest in the more unusual archaeological finds that have come from the Irish bogs and their incredible preservative properties, leading and working on such notable projects as the Faddan More Psalter and the bog bodies.
His many publications include writings on bog bodies and ‘The Faddan More Psalter – Discover, Investigation and Conservation’, published by the National Museum of Ireland
Lecture Title: Recent Recoveries from La Juliana: The Conservation Process
In this paper, I will look at the work that has already been done on the finds from La Juliana, that have been transferred to the conservation labs in Dublin. I will then discuss the Conservation processes still to come, that will be carried out to stabilise, investigate and clean the finds. I will also look at the conservation of the 3 cannons retrieved from the vessel in the 1980’s which underwent a similar process and are now on exhibition.