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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What’s the “tea” about Anoxia Treatments?

What’s the “tea” about Anoxia Treatments?

Posted on 9 March 2020 by Kate Dieringer

Photo courtesy of Kate Dieringer When I started an internship in San Francisco, California, I had no idea what to expect while working in a private conservation studio. One of […]

P.S. We love you

P.S. We love you

Posted on 14 February 2020 by Caitlin Jenkins

Cardiff students work with a wide variety of objects at the university lab, on placements or other volunteering opportunities. It's difficult to pick a favourite object - like choosing a […]

Tubey or not tubey, that is the question…

Tubey or not tubey, that is the question…

Posted on 5 February 2020 by Caitlin Jenkins

‘There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.’ (Hamlet, Act 2 Scene 2) Every object has its own story to tell. Some stories are happy, some […]

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