Understanding psychrometric charts and dew points

Understanding psychrometric charts and dew points

You understand temperature and relative humidity, but you're just not sure what you're supposed to do with that dew point. What does that tell you? Find out here and get an extra explanation of psychrometric charts too!

Book-wrapping for home collections

Book-wrapping for home collections

Dust and dirt can be a real bother on bookshelves. They can lead to spotting and foxing. Here are some instructions with photos and a video so that you can protect your favourite books with a stable plastic sleeve.

Checking traps with your phone

Checking traps with your phone

You want to check your insect traps, but you don't have a nice microscope. Guess what you can do with a phone these days!

Understanding sensor calibration

Understanding sensor calibration

You send off your environmental monitoring sensors to be calibrated, then you get them back and store away the certificates. Did you know might be doing this completely wrong? Find out what you're supposed to do with those reports!

DIY sticky traps

DIY sticky traps

You want to run your own Integrated Pest Management Programme, but you're short on cash for sticky traps. Make your own!

Box-making

Box-making

It is an excellent skill to have to be able to make your own bespoke boxes. Here are some instructions with photos so that you can always have your objects stored in the best possible manner.

Why conservation needs to go public

Why conservation needs to go public

Do you remember the Cheers song? "Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name..." If your name was "Conservator" there'd be very few places you could go and "everybody" would not be a lot of people. Read on if you want to know what happens when your job title explains nothing.

The Home Collection Game

The Home Collection Game

If you are interested in learning more about conservation but have absolutely no background or even know where to start, this course is for you!

What is conservation?

What is conservation?

Short essay exploring the ways in which conservation can be defined.

Thoughts on objects from dubious provenance

Thoughts on objects from dubious provenance

What do you do when you just don't know where an object came from? Is it legitimately owned by the person or institution who currently has it? Should such objects be conserved? This brief article presents some thoughts on the debate regarding the value of stolen material culture.

Field conservation

Field conservation

I have been very fortunate to be able to work as a conservator in the field in Israel. Would you also like to come?

True Nature vs. Reversibility

True Nature vs. Reversibility

A short essay on the debate between the true nature of objects and the conservation principle of reversibility.

Technical and ethical issues with doll conservation

Technical and ethical issues with doll conservation

Doll conservation is one of the most interesting topics I have ever researched. Dolls are not just any object. They were once children's toys. These direct emotional relations make them fascinating objects.