Month: January 2014

Taking A Look Inside A Pair of Slippers with Anna O’Neill

Posted on 15 January 2014 by Nerys Rudder

One of the most exciting things about being a conservator is discovering information hidden within an object.  Sometimes, this can be quite literally inside an artefact, and for this there is no better tool than an x-radiograph.  Conservators can use x-radiography to determine if there is armature within a sculpture, or metal within a lump
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Stabilisation of the Matcham Collection at the V&A with Nerys Rudder

Posted on 15 January 2014 by Nerys Rudder

During the summer of 2013 I was very fortunate to have a placement in the Conservation Department of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. I was involved with many activities, like cleaning tapestries and upholstery in the British Galleries, repairing and mounting memorabilia for the Afro Supa Hero Exhibition and training in Integrated Pest
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Our First Alumni Profile with Francis Lukezic

Posted on 14 January 2014 by Nerys Rudder

Hello Conservation Community at Cardiff University. For those of you I have not had the opportunity to meet, my name is Francis Lukezic and I completed the MSc in Conservation Practice in September 2013. I returned to my home in the United States and am happy to say that I am working as a contract
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Welcome to Conservation@Cardiff!

Posted on 8 January 2014 by Nerys Rudder

If you’re interested in conservation then you are part of a very special breed of people.  Part scientist, part artist, part project manager: conservators are the quintessential multi-tasker!  So what does it take to be a lab-coat wearing, scalpel wielding heritage warrior and what do you have to go through to get there?  We hope
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