Below is a list of events that are coming up. There may be the chance to schedule additional speakers and/or events during the year as we are informed of opportunities. The technical committee is always grateful to members for comments or suggestions as to what the membership would like to see arranged. Please inform us of any overseas visitors that may be candidates to speak to our members.

Dr Ian MacLeod Lecture Tour - Auckland

Dr Ian MacLeod Lecture Tour - Auckland
Date: Monday, 11th November 2019
Time: 6pm
Location: Quality Hotel, 10 Gladstone Road, Parnell

ACA NZ Branch Technical Meetings

Supported by;
Maritime Archaeological Association of NZ
NZ Archaeological Association
NZ Conservators of Cultural Materials
Surface Coatings Association of NZ

Dr Ian MacLeod Lecture Tour

Fellow, Western Australian Museum &
Principal, Heritage Conservation Solutions

Conservation of cultural heritage recovered from terrestrial and marine sites

Our island nations are littered with historic shipwrecks which have been recording the microenvironment of the oceans since 1622 off the Western Australian coast. A study of the layers of decay recorded on degraded metal objects provides climate and corrosion scientists with a unique insight into the changing conditions on the seabed and with data on seawater temperatures. After 40 years of applied research MacLeod has developed a series of novel conservation treatments which have extended the lives of thousands of artefacts. Overseas projects include in the in-situ conservation of the WWI submarine HMAS AE2, which penetrated the Dardanelles on the first ANZAC Day and so saved the lives of hundreds of New Zealand and Australian troops. Work on early bronze age sites in Turkey has shown that in-situ measurements of pH, voltage and chloride ion activities in soil profiles has enabled prediction of treatment needs of bronze objects recovered from those historic sites.

Confirmed Itinerary:

Auckland Division 6pm Monday 11 Nov 2019
Quality Hotel, 10 Gladstone Rd, Parnell

Taranaki Division 6pm Wednesday 13 Nov 2019
Puke Ariki Museum, 1 Ariki Street, New Plymouth.

Wellington Division 7.30 pm Monday 18 Nov 2019
Wellington Museum, 3 Jervois Quay (preceded by a visit to Hikitia).

Canterbury Division 6pm Thursday 21 Nov 2019
WSP Opus, 12 Moorhouse Ave, Addington, Christchurch.

Registrations need to made online at