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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 […]

Objects and Treatments

How-to Guide: Making Four Flap Enclosures and Sink Mats for Glass Plate Negatives

Posted on 5 March 2024 by Rachel Coderre

This guide is specifically intended for Cardiff University conservation students and other individuals seeking packaging solutions for glass plate negatives. Cardiff University has received a set of glass plate negatives […]

From Archaeology and Heritage to Conservation

From Archaeology and Heritage to Conservation

Posted on 26 November 2023 by Kimberley Dowding

Do you work in the field of Archaeology or Heritage? Have you been considering taking a leap into the world of Conservation? Maybe you are a Field Archaeologist and are […]

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 […]