Prof David Watkinson
Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 74249
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74929
Location:John Percival Building, Room 3.16
- Structure, decay and conservation of historical and archaeological objects.
- Corrosion and conservation of metals; specifically iron.
- Corrosion of archaeological glass.
- Long term storage of metals in museums.
- Methodology and accuracy in collection survey.
- The education and training of conservation professionals.
AHRC/CDA in partnership with Historic Scotland and the Tank Museum ‘Quantifying corrosion of historical wrought iron and steel to develop predictive preservation methods and strategies’
ss Great Britain Trust - ‘Conservation of Brunel’s steamship ss Great Britain.’
AHRC/EPSRC Heritage Science Project - ‘Evidence-based Condition-Monitoring Strategy for Preservation of Heritage Iron’
Historic Scotland Project – ‘‘Preparation of historic wrought iron surfaces to receive protective coatings and evaluation of paint performance’.’
Course leader; BSc Conservation of Objects in Museums and Archaeology, MSc Conservation, MSc Care of Collections. Teaching: Corrosion and conservation of metals; Decay and conservation of wet wood; Theory and practice in the workplace; Method in conservation; Analysis of materials, Practical conservation projects, Conservation independent study, Conservation dissertation, Archaeological Science, Masters dissertations, PhD supervision.