Alumni Spotlight: Simon Lambert

Posted on 17 July 2018 by Stephanie Whitehead

Welcome to Alumni Spotlight, a blog series focused on our alums – where they’ve been and where they are now. For this installment we interviewed Simon Lambert. What degree did you complete at Cardiff? Did you pursue more education after you left, in any field? MSc. Care of Collections. I did not pursue more education
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Alumni Spotlight: Tanya Nakamoto

Posted on 10 July 2018 by Stephanie Whitehead

Welcome to Alumni Spotlight, a blog series focused on our alums – where they’ve been and where they are now. For this installment we interviewed Tanya Nakamoto.   What degree did you complete at Cardiff? Did you pursue more education after you left, in any field?  I completed the MSc in Conservation Practice at Cardiff
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Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Lafrance-Hwang

Posted on 3 July 2018 by Stephanie Whitehead

Welcome to Alumni Spotlight, a blog series focused on our alums – where they’ve been and where they are now. For this installment we interviewed Jessica Lafrance-Hwang.   What degree did you complete at Cardiff? Did you pursue more education after you left, in any field?   I completed the BSc Conservation of Objects in
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Alumni Spotlight: Gemma McBader

Posted on 26 June 2018 by Stephanie Whitehead

Welcome to Alumni Spotlight, a blog series focused on our alums – where they’ve been and where they are now. For this installment we interviewed Gemma McBader.   What degree did you complete at Cardiff? Did you pursue more education after you left, in any field? MSc Conservation Practice, 2012 What have you been doing
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Alumni Spotlight: Ciarán Lavelle

Posted on 19 June 2018 by Stephanie Whitehead

Welcome to Alumni Spotlight, a blog series focused on our alums – where they’ve been and where they are now. For this installment we interviewed Ciarán Lavelle.   What degree did you complete at Cardiff? Did you pursue more education after you left, in any field? I read for both the BSC Conservation of Objects
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2018 Summer Placement Send Off

Posted on 23 May 2018 by Stephanie Whitehead

Students doing conservation degrees are expected to complete a summer placement where they work on site or in a museum. Masters students are expected to do a minimum of eight weeks and bachelors students are expected to complete a minimum of four weeks. This provides them with practical hands on experience in a setting outside
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From Archaeological Trenches to Conservation Laboratories

Posted on 4 May 2018 by Rafail Evzonas

I still remember the moment last September when I shook the dust off my clothes in a trench for last time, somewhere in eastern Mediterranean, and packed my suitcases. A journey was begun, this time in a new world: the world of Conservation. Archaeology was my passion. For this reason, I studied Archaeology and took
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A Little Love for Llandaff

Posted on 3 May 2018 by Ekaterina Madrid

This winter, I had the privilege of working with a team of stonemasons and conservators. Coe Stone Ltd. Masonry:  Carving & Conservation  (http://olivercoe-com.stackstaging.com/) were hired on to perform conservation work on Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, and I joined their team for just over one month, over the winter break of my MSc in Conservation Practice at
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Public Speaking for the Terrified Conservator: Children and Teenagers Edition

Posted on 6 March 2018 by Sara Bohuch

Public speaking: the one aspect of life that we are doomed to never get away from. Whether it’s raising your hand in class, or standing in front of a presentation, it is the one academic and professional prospect that is guaranteed to crank up stress levels like no other. Gigantic, mountainous, essay? Not a problem.
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Yo ho ho and a barrel of PEG: Field trip to the Mary Rose

Posted on 27 February 2018 by Sarah Dunn

Henry VIII’s warship, the Mary Rose, sunk in the Solent in 1545 and was left to sleep on the seabed for hundreds of years. In 1982 she was raised and her home since has been Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard. On Wednesday 14th February this was the destination of two minibuses and their cargo of conservation students
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