WHO contributes to the project?
The project relies mainly on the involvement of individuals and on their capacity to collaborate across disciplines. An international team composed of 52 conservators, scientists, curators, art historians, historians, archaeologists, metallurgists and craftspeople
studying bronze production of different eras and/or cultures (e.g. Ancient World, Asia, Africa, early modern Europe and modern Europe/US) provide support and content to the project.
• Project manager:
David Bourgarit (C2RMF
• Steering committee:
The project is overseen by an international core group of 10 people. The steering committee approves all decisions regarding the vocabulary, good practice guidelines, and the choice of external workshop participants.
• Scientific Committee:
An international scientific committee is the primary source of content for the vocabulary and good practice guidelines. Most members of the scientific committee have already worked successfully with one or several other members on aspects of bronze sculpture studies.
Specialists in fields related to aspects of the study of bronze production will be regularly consulted for specific issues regarding both vocabulary and good practice guidelines. This group includes individuals who may not be interested in attending all of the meetings, but will have important contributions to certain aspects of the project.
• Other participants:
A computer programmer will design the online publication of the guidelines (the website). An external technical editor will be hired who will work closely with the project manager, the steering committee and the computer programmer. Once the guidelines structure is set up, the technical editor will start inputting the terms and methods by asking and/or visiting the main contributors (primarily members of the scientific committee and the advisory board). The editor will complete the work in packages, delivering one package every two months for agreement/adjustment etc. by the three aforementioned supervisors.
More details on the group are to be found here