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Kintsugi: a Japanese traditional ceramic conservation skill

Kintsugi: a Japanese traditional ceramic conservation skill

Posted on 5 November 2019 by Shan-Ying Chen

Introduction Kintsugi, also called Kintsukuroi, is a set of traditional Japanese ceramic repairing skills that has been practiced for centuries. Archaeologists and historians have found that some excavated pottery in […]

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 […]

A tale of mystery mould and cautious culturing

A tale of mystery mould and cautious culturing

Posted on 30 April 2019 by Katherine List

The following object started off as a bit of a mystery, fully wrapped in tissue paper and plastic sheeting, labelled as covered in mould, and described in the paperwork as […]

Feeling conflicted

Feeling conflicted

Posted on 31 March 2019 by Eleanor Sweetnam

Before I begin, I must say that this blogpost is merely a discussion centred around my initial thoughts at the beginning of the conservation process of a British military uniform. […]

Skilling up

Skilling up

Posted on 14 January 2019 by Mandy Garratt

As conservation students here at Cardiff, we learn a wide variety of skills; not only honing the techniques required to conserve objects, but those which will help us when we […]

Alumni Spotlight: Sophie Yamauchi

Alumni Spotlight: Sophie Yamauchi

Posted on 14 August 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 Sophie Yamauchi.     What […]

Alumni Spotlight: Gwen Thomas

Alumni Spotlight: Gwen Thomas

Posted on 7 August 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 Gwen Thomas. What degree did […]

Alumni Spotlight: Jenny Mathiasson

Alumni Spotlight: Jenny Mathiasson

Posted on 31 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 Jenny Mathiasson. What degree did […]

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