Graduate Diploma Conservation Studies student Dan Mifsud specialises in Furniture. In this blog post, he discusses the history, condition and interpretation of an ornate tea caddy, kindly loaned for conservation by the Museum of the Home.
Whilst in Lockdown at home, Graduate Diploma Conservation Studies student Florence Watson took the opportunity to get back to basics and make paper from scratch. Read the blog post to find out about the process, including making a mould and deckle.
David Howell is a tutor on the MA Collection Care and Conservation Management part-time course. His latest publication Conservation Research in Libraries (Current Topics in Library and Information Practice), looks at examples of techniques available for use in libraries, or on library materials; which can be a useful reference point for future conservation research. We are delighted to share an excerpt from David's book in this blog post.
MA Conservation Studies alumni Dale Sardeson talks us through the final year practical project he completed in Summer 2019; the conservation of a singing bird cage automaton from the Edward James Foundation Collection.
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