Previous Student Authors

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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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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 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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Anna O’Neill

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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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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.