Renata Peters - Associate Professor in Conservation of Archaeological Artefacts
- BA, MA, MSc, PhD
- Associate Professor in Conservation of Archaeological Artefacts
- Degree Programme Co-ordinator: MA in Principles of Conservation
- Contributor to Degree Programme: MSc Conservation for Archaeology and Museums
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCL0112 Issues in Conservation: Context of Conservation
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCL0113 Issues in Conservation: Understanding Objects
- Course Co-ordinator: ARCL0191 Conservation for Archaeologists
I am an objects conservator with a background in fine art and a keen interest in ethics and conservation decision-making, especially how the interactions between tangible and intangible aspects of objects affect the conservation process. I have worked with different kinds of collections in South and North America, Europe and Africa. But I am especially interested in indigenous and archaeological collections from Latin America and Africa. At the moment, I am working on the conservation of lithics and fossils from Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania) and starting a research project about contemporary productions of bark cloth in South America.
I am the lead of Conservation and Development, a research network focused on conservation's impact. I am also Vice-Chair of the Directory Board of the International Council of Museums, Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC); Chair of the Institute of Conservation (ICON) Conservation Higher Education Institutions Network; and Member of the ICON Professional Standards & Development Steering Committee (ICON-PSD).
Research Directory Records
I have taught different subjects to students of different ages and backgrounds. As a follower of Paulo Freire’s critical pedagogy, my main purpose as an educator is to help students think critically and creatively so as to enable them to fulfil their potentials and aspirations.
- BA Fine Arts, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, UFMG
- MA Principles of Conservation, UCL
- MSc Conservation for Archaeology and Museums, UCL
- PhD Museum Studies, UCL
- Research students
- Elaine Charwat Nature of replication: Natural History Museum & the circulation of casts and models (joint principal supervisors Alice Stevenson and Mark Carnall, secondary supervisor Renata Peters)
- Mitzy Quinto Cortes Destroyed but not lost: How to overcome an earthquake? (joint secondary supervisor Caitlin O'Grady and Julia Shaw
- Eleanor von Aderkas Containing Commodities: Determining Organic Residues In Greek Painted Pottery (joint principal supervisors and Carl Heron, joint secondary supervisors Corinna Riva and Alexander Villing
Recently completed students
- Brian Shottenkirk Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome. The Individual and Material Transformation in Conflict: The Great War (1914-18) (principal supervisor Tim Schadla-Hall)
- Kirsten Halliday Imagery by default or design?: Artisan and State in Chimu and Chimu-Inka cloth and clay (joint second supervisor with Colin Peters (BM), principal supervisor Bill Sillar)