Big Stuff 2022

Big Stuff 2022 was hosted in Seixal in Portugal (across the Tagus River from Lisbon). The conference focused on the Seixal Ecomuseum (Ecomuseu Municipal do Seixal) and the amazing Vale de Milhaços Gunpowder Factory with its operating steam equipment, water cooling fountain and beautiful forest setting. The organising committee were keen to hold an on-site conference but, recognising that many people were still not able to travel internationally at that time, there was also an option for online participation. The theme for the conference is “Working together? Conservation and safeguarding of industrial and technology heritage”. The program can be found here.

Vale de Milhaços Gunpowder Factory

Boiler House at the Vale de Milhacos Gunpowder factory, Seixal.

Conference Papers and Presentations

Thilo Buergel – Return of the Space Hoppers – More measures on dH Comet G-BDIX

Claudia Furtado – Dilemmas in preservation of functional objects in museums: the role of documentation in safeguarding of musical instruments collections

Ana Paula Gonclaves – The conservation process in an industrial context in Barreiro, the legacy of a past. The case of the Baia do Tejo

Suncana Marochini – Deep Impact: Analyzing a De Havilland Comet’s Historic Paint Layers

Eve Paillaux, Sotiris Bampitzaris, Jane Echinard, Gilles Baron, Cesar Escobar-Claros, Elodie Guilminot, Magali Brunet, and Luc Robbiola – Conservation of a WWII Supermarine Spitfire wing

Jaxqueline Riddle & Skye Marshall – Hazards and Hydropower: A Tale of an Industrial Collections Move at Ingenium

Eva Wentland – The preservation of two historic harbour cranes in Hamburg – an interplay of conservation and restoration

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