Challenges facing historic ship conservation

Challenges facing historic ship conservation
Date: From February 23, 2017 10:10
until February 25, 2017 12:10
Location: Akranes, Iceland

Event Details

Challenges Facing Historic Ship Conservation:

Reconstruction or Deconstruction?

February 23rd – 24th 2017, Akranes and Reykjavík, Iceland.


The conference creates a venue for international debate on the different approaches in

historic ship conservation. The inspiration is the historic ship Sigurfari at Akranes Folk

Museum. The conservation of the ship has been much debated and suggestions ranging

from a reconstruction on water to deconstruction have been put forth.



• Historic Ship Conservation in Northern Europe

• Historic Ships as Working Objects, Museum Items or Sources of Knowledge?




Thursday, February 23rd

Location: Tónberg, Akranes

8.00 Departure from Reykjavík

9.00 – 12.00 Session 1: Historic Ship Conservation in Northern Europe

12.00 – 13.15 Lunch

13.15 – 16.00 Session 2: Historic Ships as Working Objects, Museum Items or Sources of Knowledge?

16.00 – 18.00 Workshop A


16.00 – 18.00 Visit to Akranes Folk Museum

18.00 Departure from Akranes



Friday, February 24th

Location: National Museum Conference Hall, Reykjavík

9.00 – 12.00 Workshop B

12.00 – 13.15 Lunch

13.15 – 17.00 Visit to the National Museum and Reykjavík Maritime Museum

 *** An information sheet about the Conference is available here ***


Saturday, February 25th

9.00 – 16.00 Sightseeing (optional, additional cost)

Details to be announced later

Address Details

Akranes, Iceland Akranes, Iceland




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