14th ICOM-CC Wet Organic Archaeological Materials Working Group Conference

20 May - 24 May 2019

09:00 - 17:00


The Working Group Wet Organic Archaeological Materials (WOAM) is concerned with the degradation and conservation of organic archaeological objects found in fresh or salt water, or during excavation of wetland or damp sites. The group is also working with in-situ conservation, reburial, and site surveys, as well as post-conservation treatments of objects of organic archaeological materials.

The 14th ICOM-CC WOAM conference is jointly organised between the Mary Rose Trust and Historic England. The main venue for the conference is the Portland Building, University of Portsmouth.

As well as the conference program, there will be the opportunity to go behind the scenes and visit the conservation facilities of the Mary Rose Trust as well as Historic England.

There will also be a social program (included in the conference fee), the opportunity to enjoy the Historic Dockyard attractions and a field-trip (not included in the conference fee).

WOAM 2019