Previous Student Authors

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Sara Bohuch

Sara is a graduate of the MSc Conservation Practice programme. Always a fan of historical material culture, she studied archaeology at Simon Fraser University in Canada and has worked in archaeological pits, conservation labs, and art galleries.

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Sara Brown

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Sara Brown decided to pursue a career in Conservation after seven years in the legal sector. She has a particular passion for organic conservation and can, at any opportunity be found promoting the work of Conservators to the wider community.

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Sarah Dunn

Sarah is a MSc Conservation Practice graduate, having decided after a number of years working in a different sector to follow her passion for cultural heritage and return to university as a mature student.

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Rafail Evzonas

Rafail is a MSc Conservation Practice graduate, with a BA in History and Archaeology from the University of Cyprus. He took part in a wide range of archaeological excavations and he is interested in conservation of archaeological artefacts.

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Mandy Garratt

Mandy Garratt

Mandy is a MSc Conservation Practice graduate, with a passion for ceramics, paper and natural history conservation. Having decided on a career change from working in the financial services industry as a Web Developer, Mandy previously completed a Master’s degree in Preventive Conservation before deciding to focus on Conservation of objects by studying here at Cardiff.

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Sarah James

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 was able to immerse herself fully in this exciting and intriguingly multi-disciplinary field. She is eager to see what is in store now that she has completed her MSc.

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Jack Newcombe

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Jack Newcombe has completed his BSc 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.

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Anna O’Neill

Anna O'Neill

After finishing a degree in Art History in the United States, Anna decided she wanted to take a more hands-on approach. During her time completing the MSc Conservation Practice programme, she developed a fondness for ethnographic objects and ethical conservation.

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Nerys Rudder

Nerys Rudder

After gaining an MA in Industrial Design and with ten years’ experience as a curator and collections manager in Barbados, Nerys decided to pursue an MSc in Conservation Practice. She is perpetually surprised that she can now be classed a scientist.

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Susan Sandford

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After spending her working life in the retail sector Susan drastically changed her career plans to study conservation as a mature student. She now follows her passion for working with cultural heritage, particularly science and natural history collections.

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Aly Singh

After completing a BA in History & Religion and an Applied Museum Studies degree, Aly Singh moved to Cardiff to pursue an MSc in Conservation Practices. A lover of history, art and material culture, she is excited to learn about and work on a wide variety of objects and material types.

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Johanna Thunberg

Johanna Thunberg

Johanna left the cold and welcomed the rain as she left Sweden for her conservation degree. She is fond of preventive conservation and has developed a growing interest for conservation science. Johanna is currently a lecturer in conservation here at Cardiff, and will soon begin her PhD work here in the investigation and treatment of copper alloys.