2021 Icon Annual Lecture: Captain Sir John Franklin's 1845 'lost expedition'

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Wednesday, 27 October, 2021 - 15:00

A mysterious past: conservation of artifacts raised from the wrecks of Sir John Franklin's fateful 1845 expedition
Speaker: Flora Davidson
Date: 27 October 2021
Tickets £10 / free for Icon members

Recently the subject of hit AMC and BBC TV series The Terror, Franklin's Arctic exploration marked a key – if not catastrophic – moment in British maritime history. But what secrets can conservation reveal about this calamity? And how can certain conservation strategies help protect the integrity of the wreckage's objects, whilst also preserving the physical manifestations of time?

In her presentation, Flora Davidson will discuss the practical efforts and underlying ethical considerations that went into conserving such a complex series of artifacts.

For more details and to book: https://www.icon.org.uk/events/icon-annual-lecture-2021.html