How to get a job in art conservation

How to get a job in art conservation

I recently quit my job to move to Canada from Peru. How do I get a job in conservation if I'm a recent immigrant and know nobody there?

Training Accessibility in Conservation

Training Accessibility in Conservation

Conservation has a number of barriers for entry. Based on our personal experiences and current capabilities, what can we do to improve this? Musings on training accessibility. Read more here.

How to care for silk items

How to care for silk items

I have noticed many people own silk items of clothing or bedding and they are looking for information on how to care for it. There are plenty of sites telling you what to do. However, this article is written by a conservator! Read more here if you want a non-commercial viewpoint.

Ask a Conservator - No Zoom required

Ask a Conservator - No Zoom required

I joined Reddit to see if I can be a spokesperson for conservation there. I found a lot of frustration (not mine) and interest (possibly the wrong kind) in conservation. Reflections on the conservation response and what I can do to improve.

Online Education for Heritage Conservation

Online Education for Heritage Conservation

I recently became the co-founder of Altminster. What is that? Well, have you ever felt you'd like to learn the humanities at a higher level but can't find how or where? This why Altminster was born. Read more here.

Cinderella Fanfiction Conservation style

Cinderella Fanfiction Conservation style

I couldn't help myself. What if a fictional conservator visited different characters and stories and interacted by giving preventive conservation advice? Well... find out what Cinderella's stepmother would get in a letter from a conservator.

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!

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!

How to make sticky traps

How to make sticky traps

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

Make an archival box at home

Make an archival box at home

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.

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 conservation of stolen material culture.

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.