Teachings and presentations

David has made significant contributions to metallurgy and conservation through teaching and presentations. His work spans from training in Budapest to presenting innovative technology. He’s known for sharing expertise and promoting his knowledge.

– 1998 Budapest Museum of Fine Arts, teaching the manager of the metals conservation laboratory provided by the Swiss government to Hungary.
– 1999 Participation in the training of master’s students about Ancient Metallurgy Technology and characteristics in Geneva.
– 2006 Public silversmithing within the gallery of the Swiss National Museum in Prangins.
– 2008 Presentation at the MetalEspaña08, ICOM-CC Metals working group.
– 2010 Participation in the training of doctorates, Institutes of Antiquities and Byzantines, University of Fribourg.
– 2011 Professional adjournment course on Metal Restoration and Ancient Metallurgy Techniques provided to the conservators of the Vatican Museum.
– 2016 Presentation to the ‘Société des Horlogers de Genève’ of my deposited model for a robotic controlled showcase for Roman aurei and also for Vacheron Constantin watches.
Corrosion: the evaluation of potential standards is very useful to determine if a redox reaction can occur in spontaneous conditions or not. The chemical species that possess the highest potential tend to oxidize those with the lowest potential – from Wikipedia : Standard-Electrode-Potential.