Guns from the Sea III – Ordnance Society Conference

June 2015

 The Ordnance Society are delighted to announce their annual conference, to be held Friday 4 & Saturday 5 September 2015 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

An unidentified model of a gun NMM: SLR3030

An unidentified model of a gun NMM: SLR3030

This year the conference will include a special guided tour of the Royal Armouries collection at Fort Nelson on Sunday 6 September. 

Guns from the Sea‘ is an international series of conferences held in the UK in which the latest research on historical ordnance recovered from the sea is presented.

The talks range in subject matter from early Venetian gun founders to the industrialist gun makers of Wales and the Spanish Navy. Specialist papers will also present innovative 3D recording techniques, research into shipborne ordnance, its manufacture, new thoughts on conservation techniques and best practice in the care and conservation of this important part our shared culture and history.

Confirmed Speakers include ordnance specialists with international reputations:

  • Kay Smith,
  • Ruth Brown,
  • Nicholas Hall,
  • Nico Brink,
  • Gianni Ridella
  • Alexandra Hildred

For information on reservations follow this link to the Ordnance Society website.

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