Here you’ll find out a little more about current students of the Conservation department who have posted on this blog. Profiles are listed alphabetically by last name.
Sarah James completed a BA in Art History with a Museum Studies Concentration and minors in Archaeology and Classical Studies in 2013 prior to beginning her switch into the world of objects conservation through a variety of internships within museums, independent conservation labs, and archaeological field work in the USA and Europe. As an MSc. Conservation Practice Student, she now has been able to immerse herself fully in this exciting and intriguingly multi-disciplinary field. She is eager to see what is in store as she will soon branch out into the work industry upon completion of her MSc.
Jack Newcombe is a third year undergraduate student in conservation at Cardiff. He began studying Archaeological Science at the University of Liverpool before transferring to Cardiff to study conservation, after realising that he much preferred looking after the objects once they were dug up, not digging them up himself! He particularly enjoys working on objects with an ethical standing and by assessing the object’s significance, he likes to see how this impacts his conservation treatments.
Meredith Sweeney is an undergraduate student in conservation at Cardiff. Conservation has been a great way for her to combine her adoration of history, art, and science. She loves working in the lab and having objects from all over the world from countless different time periods in her hands!
After completing a BA in Geology and Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College, Aliza spent 2+ years interning at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, in the conservation lab and the anthropology collection. This experience solidified her interest in pursuing a career in conservation, which perfectly combines her passions for science and preservation of cultural heritage!
Upon completing her BA in Classical Studies, Stephanie volunteered in an archaeology lab for James Madison’s Montpelier. There, she fell in love with conservation of artifacts and how it was able to combine her love of science and history.