Keynote Speakers


Dr. Jean-Bernard Memet

(A-CORROS, France)

Doctor in Materials Sciences, he has worked for almost 20 years in marine corrosion and conservation of artefacts from underwater provenance. During his professional career  he has collaborated with numerous institutions such as IFREMER, the University of La Rochelle and Arc'Antique and collaborated in relevant publications as for example the Manual for Activities directed at Underwater Cultural Heritage (UNESCO)

Dr. Barbara Davidde

(ISCR, Italy).

Since January 2011 she has been Director of the Intervention Unit for Underwater Archaeology ( NIAS ) Institute for Conservation and Restoration ( ICR ) – Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism. Since 2010 she has been Professor of Underwater Archaeology at the University of Roma Tre.
During her career, which began in 1987 , she directed underwater archaeological missions in Yemen , Oman and participated in underwater archaeological sites in France, Libya and several Italian cities .

Dr. David Gregory

(National Museum Denmark)

He completed a Master’s degree in Martime Studies at St. Andrews University, before returning to Leicester University to complete his Doctorate investigating the deterioration of archaeological materials in the marine environment. During this time he obtained his commercial divers license (SCUBA & Surface Supply) and have logged over 5,000 hours underwater investigating shipwrecks and submerged prehistoric sites. He has worked at the National Museum of Denmark for over 20 years, as a post doctoral researcher at the National Museum of Denmark's Centre for Maritime Archaeology full researcher and senior researcher (2003-present) at the Conservation Department and during this time was elected Research Professor in connection with coordination of the EU SASMAP project on management of underwater cultural heritage.

Malin Sashltedt

(Vasa Museum, Sweden)

Malin Sahlstedt studied Conservation of Cultural Property at Gothenburg University and has a MSc in Archaeological Science from Stockholm University (2000). After working in archaeological conservation and preservation research projects at the Swedish National Heritage Board (2002-2009) and the Cultural History Museum in Oslo, Norway (2017-2018), she is currently conservator at the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Sweden (2009-present)

Fabio Bruno

(University of Calabria / 3D Research / Tech4Sea, Italy)

Associate Professor at the University of Calabria (Italy). Cofounder of 2 spin-off companies: 3D Research and Tech4Sea. His research interests include the development of new technologies and systems for the documentation, preservation and exploitation of underwater cultural heritage.
He has been in charge of several research projects and he is co-author of more than 90 scientific papers.

Dr. Ian D Macleod

(Fellow, Western Australian Museum)

Dr. Ian MacLeod has achieved an international reputation for in situ corrosion studies on historic shipwrecks, with an emphasis on iron shipwrecks. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute in 1986 and is a life member of the Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA). He has received an important number of awards recognising his contribution to corrosion science such as ACA Corrosion Medal in 2004 and the ICOM-CC Triennial silver medal for services to international conservators at the XVIII Conference in 2017. He has trained conservators in ten countries and was recently made an adjunct professor in corrosion at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and Engineering, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the International Institute for Conservation.

Philippe des Viviés

(A-CORROS. France)

Following a degree in metallurgy, Philippe de Viviés received a master’s degree in cultural heritage conservation at the Sorbone University. He spent eight years at the Warren Lash Conservation Center as an associate conservator for the restoration of the HL HUNLEY submarine and all of the associated artefacts.
In July 2018, he established the Cultural Heritage Branch of A-CORROS, and supervised the development of the subcritical treatment for the stabilization of metallic archaeological artefacts.

Antonija Jozić

(ICUA, Croatia)

Graduated from the Faculty of Chemical Technology in the field of marine corrosion and protection. Since 2007 she has been working in the Conservation and Restoration Department of ICUA Zadar as a restorer of metal archaeological finds.
In 2014 she became a senior restorer and assumed the function of the head of Conservation and Restoration Department at ICUA Zadar. Her main interests are conservation and restoration of underwater and land archaeological metal finds.

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