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Objects and Treatments

Rebinding a Children’s Book

Posted on 19 January 2022 by Estelle Girard

Context  One of the objects I’m working on currently is a children’s story book. After an in-depth condition assessment of the object and a talk with the owner, I decided […]

UV and IR Photography and Post-Processing

Posted on 18 January 2022 by Sorcha Riby

This is a video on UV and IR photography and post-processing I’ve made as part of the Project Report assessment for the first-year module, Practical Projects 2. It’s aimed at […]

From Retail to 18th Century glass: My first object

From Retail to 18th Century glass: My first object

Posted on 18 January 2022 by Courtney Lyons

Are you coming to study MSc Conservation Practice? Are you thinking about changing your career and retraining as an object conservator? Not sure what to expect? Here is a little […]

Fun things I Tried In My Internship!

Fun things I Tried In My Internship!

Posted on 18 January 2022 by tszcheung

Being one of the luckiest to take the placement at my school, the Cardiff University, is absolutely rewarded from various working aspects. Starting from cleaning the Roman coins, I learnt […]

Treatment of a Plaster Shark

Treatment of a Plaster Shark

Posted on 17 January 2022 by natalielongworth

Over the summer, I had the opportunity to do a six-week student placement at Bolton Museum. During my time there, I had the opportunity to work with a wide range […]

Object Handling

Posted on 22 March 2021 by natalielongworth

Working in conservation, we have a duty to look after objects that have been entrusted to us. Each time we handle objects, the risk that we could damage them increases. […]

Asian Lacquer – Sap Varieties and a Basic Guide to Purchasing Raw Lacquer

Posted on 16 January 2021 by jingyizhang

Asian lacquerware is a unique art form that involves coating objects with layers of natural resin to produce decorative and protective coatings. Asian lacquer is derived from the refined sap […]

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words (Glass Plate Negative Conservation)

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words (Glass Plate Negative Conservation)

Posted on 1 April 2020 by Henry Rincavage

I’ve always been fascinated with the process of developing negatives and film photography, so when I had to opportunity to pick the material type of my next object while studying […]

Group Projects: Teamwork makes the dream work

Group Projects: Teamwork makes the dream work

Posted on 23 March 2020 by Caitlin Jenkins

Some objects that arrive at the university lab are too large or complex for a single person to work on, so their responsibility is given to a 'project manager', usually […]

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