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In Defence of Collections Part 1: An Introduction to the Collections Debate

Posted on 8 June 2022 by Sorcha Riby

Concerns relating to the colonial motivations and attitudes behind museum collections have caused many industry professionals, especially those based in the West, to question whether collections are, and if they […]

The Conservation of Archaeological Stone and the Removal of Mould

The Conservation of Archaeological Stone and the Removal of Mould

Posted on 25 November 2023 by Conor Lawlor

Over the summer, I took part in the yearly archaeological excavations at the site of Helike, Greece. This Ancient Greek city was destroyed by an earthquake and a seismic sea […]

Alumna Spotlight: Meredith Sweeney

Posted on 17 March 2023 by Estelle Girard

More often than not, we hear that the heritage sector is always having budget cuts. Therefore, some conservation students are getting anxious about getting jobs in the future. Getting their […]

Basic Tear Repair on Paper

Posted on 29 January 2023 by Estelle Girard

This post is about basic repair for tears in paper. Many tears in paper can easily be repaired by a simple process if you have the right equipment. This guide […]

My Summer Placement Experience

Posted on 29 January 2023 by Zihui Li

Figure1.Sorcha and I took photography for glass. My summer placement is 4 weeks with Phil and my classmates in the Cardiff University conservation lab. I learned many skills and completed […]

The Application of Commercial Taxidermy Classes to the Conservation of Historical Taxidermy

Posted on 18 January 2023 by Emma Thomas

Content Warning: This blog post contains a frank description of taxidermy, including photographs of skinning and mounting animals. If this is not something that you are comfortable with, please do […]