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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 […]

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 […]

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