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Vanessa Applebaum

Vanessa Applebaum

Co-chair, Icon Modern Materials Network, Icon Modern Materials Network

Senior Conservator (One Collection), Science Museum Group

Bio: Vanessa Applebaum is a Senior Conservator at the Science Museum in London’s small- to medium-sized object store, Blythe House, and founding member of Icon’s Modern Materials Network. Her research interests include the preservation of modern materials, particularly bioplastics, additive manufacturing, and the public understanding of the field of conservation.

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Jannicke Langfeldt ACR

Jannicke Langfeldt ACR

Co-chair, Icon Modern Materials Network

Conservation Manager, Museum of London

Jannicke Langfeldt is Conservation Manager (objects) at the Museum of London, previously she was managing the Conservation Section at the Science Museum, London for 14 years. Jannicke is a founding member of the Modern Materials Network of  Icon and has a long standing interest in modern materials in heritage contexts. She is in equal measures excited and worried about the long term stability of modern materials in the Museum and Natural Environment

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Fabiana Portoni

Fabiana Portoni

Members’ liaison, Icon Modern Materials Network

Senior Preventive Conservator, The British Museum

Fabiana is a Senior Preventive Conservator for the British Museum, where she leads the British Museum Modern Materials Collection Care Group. She has a background in Object Conservation and Heritage Science. Her interests include: plastics identification, storage solutions for unstable plastics and volatile pollutants emitted by polymers in museum contexts. As well as her inquisitiveness for modern materials, she also has a passion for outreach, training and Integrated Pest Management.   

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Bhavesh Shah

Bhavesh Shah

IT Officer, Icon Modern Materials Network

Preventive conservation and Data scientist, Victoria and Albert Museum

Bhav Shah is data scientist (preventive) and scientist (environment) in the Conservation department of the Victoria and Albert museum. He has an MChem Chemistry and currently studying for MSc in Data Science for Cultural Heritage at UCL. Experience in preventive conservation providing advice for the storage and display of objects. Research interests include applying data science and machine learning methods for the analysis of museum data, scientific analysis and digital conservation.

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Adriana Francescutto Miró

Adriana Francescutto Miró

Social Media Officer, Icon Modern Materials Network

Senior Sculpture Conservator, Victoria and Albert Museum

Adriana Francescutto Miró is a Senior Conservator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and Social Media Manager of Icon’s Modern Materials Network. Her research interests include treatments and remedial conservation solutions on modern materials and mixed-media objects.

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Carla Flack ACR

Conference liaison, Icon Modern Materials Network

Sculpture and Installation Art Conservator, Tate

Carla Flack is a conservator of Contemporary Art focussing on sculpture and installation art. In 2008 she received an MA from the University of Lincoln (United Kingdom) in the Conservation of Historic Objects. Subsequently she has worked privately and for various institutions in the UK including the Science Museum (London) and Historic Royal Palaces (London). She has worked for the Sculpture and Installation Conservation department at Tate (London) since 2012 where she has worked across all areas but especially for the loans out programme. She is a founding member of the ICON: Modern Materials Network in the UK.  

 

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