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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 […]

Make Do and Conserve: Mechanical Skills and Conservation Principles in Context

Posted on 17 January 2022 by Alice Law

Conservation is collaborative field. Training is a constant process of learning, tying together strands of different disciplines to understand options for treating an object – how it was made, the […]

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. […]

Evolution of British Pottery Marks

Posted on 19 March 2021 by tszcheung

Pottery marks are a dependable means by which the manufacturers, origins, production dates and so many details of the ceramics may be identified. Often, the marks include factory names or […]

Stakeholders – Who Are They?

Posted on 22 January 2021 by niamhgrady

In heritage conservation, each object has its own stakeholders who could be affected by the outcomes of any conservation treatment that is carried out on that particular object. At Cardiff […]

Conservation and Developing Living History Impressions

Posted on 16 January 2021 by eleanordurrant

February 2020 found me with my eyes glued to the medieval ‘Palermo garments’ in the Kunsthistorisches Museum’s online collection, admiring the photos of intricate stitching and wonderfully preserved silks. At […]

Conservation Practice: Applying from the U.S.

Conservation Practice: Applying from the U.S.

Posted on 6 January 2020 by Greta Sweeney

Applying for postgraduate programs can be tough, but applying from another country 3000 miles away can make it even harder! If you’re interested in Cardiff’s Conservation Practice MSc program but […]

Pathways to Conservation

Pathways to Conservation

Posted on 29 October 2019 by Caitlin Jenkins

It’s a rumour that we all found our calling as conservators from an early age, fuelled by a desire to disobey those DO NOT TOUCH signs in museums. At Cardiff […]

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