Jeremy Uden

Jeremy Uden is Deputy Head of Conservation at the University of Oxford’s Pitt Rivers Museum where he has worked since 2008. He trained first as a biologist before training as a conservator at Cardiff University in 1996. After graduating Jeremy held a Historic Scotland ethnographic conservation internship at the Marischal Museum, University of Aberdeen. This was followed by positions at the Ashmolean Museum, the Horniman Museum, Auckland Museum and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter. He held a Clothworkers' Foundation Conservation Fellowship during which he conserved and investigated the Cook-voyage collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Publications

Uden, J., Richardson, H. and Lee, R. ‘The Conservation and Display of the Tahitian Mourner’s Costume at the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford’ in ‘Refashioning and Redress: Conserving and Displaying Dress.’  Getty Publications 2016

Coote, J., Uden, J. and Cartwright, C. ‘Material matters: Provenancing a Polynesian mat in the Forster (Cook-voyage) collection at the Pitt Rivers Museum.’  Journal of the Polynesian Society, 2016

Hughes, A., Jackson, K., Monot, L., Richardson, H., Tamura, M., Tulloch, C., Uden, J. and Wedge, T. ‘With the Greatest Care – Ethnographic Conservation at the Pitt Rivers Museum’. PRM 2014

Charlton, A., Domoney, K. And Uden, J. ‘Pesticide residues on the Cook-voyage collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford.’ ICOM-CC 17th Triennial, Melbourne 2014

Coote, J. and Uden, J. ‘The rediscovery of a Society Islands tamau, or headdress of human hair, in the Cook-voyage collection at the Pitt Rivers Museum – and a possible provenance.’  Journal of the Polynesian Society 2013 (5)

Uden, J., Richardson, H. et al ‘Characterisation of the phase map of two ancient Japanese blades through neutron diffraction.’  Journal of the Institute of Conservation, Volume 35, Number 1, March 2012.

Uden, J. ‘Bonn Voyage: sending our iconic objects on loan.’ Journal of the Institute of Conservation, Volume 34, Number 1, March 2011.

Uden, J. ‘From the islands of the South Seas – the biography of a Tahitian Mourner’s costume.’ In ‘The life of things – the preservation of ethnographic objects and their stories.’ Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kunste Stuttgart 2011

Papers, Posters, Lectures

Uden, J. ‘Conserving “Curiosities” – Investigating the Cook-Voyage Collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford’. Artefacts of Encounter Project Closing Workshop, MAA, Cambridge, 2012

Uden, J. ‘Barkcloth in the Cook-Voyage Collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford.’ Symposium: Made in Oceania: Social and Cultural Meaning, Conservation and Presentation of Oceanic Tapa. Pacific Arts Association, Cologne 2014

Tamura, M. and Uden, J.  ‘Tactile memory re-awakened; the conservation of an Ainu quiver.’ (Poster) ICOM-CC 17th Triennial, Melbourne 2014

Hughes, A., Jackson, K., Richardson, H., Uden, J. and Wedge, T.  ‘Who Cares? One man’s sacred is another man’s “curiosity”’Sensitive Objects in Ethnographic MuseumsRIME – International Network of Ethnographic Museums, laboratory session, Madrid, 2013

Uden, J. ‘The conservation of a Tahitian Mourner’s Costume.’ (Poster) – ICOM-CC 16th Triennial Conference, Lisbon, 2011

Curated exhibitions

Hughes, A., Richardson, H., and Uden, J., “Preserving What is Valued: A World of Repairs”. Pitt Rivers Museum, 2015

Hughes, A., Richardson, H., and Uden, J., “Celebrating Imperfection: Ceramics mended during the kintsugi residency and their stories”. Pitt Rivers Museum, 2015

Web Credits

Conserving ‘Curiosities” blog - http://conserving-curiosities.blogspot.co.uk

Committees and advisory panels

Steering committee: ‘Ivory Research Cluster’ 2009.  AHRC/ESPRC Heritage Programme

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Advisory Panel : ‘Situating Pacific Barkcloth Production in Time and Place’ 2016. AHRC

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