When Does Conservation Begin?

Conservators can have a variety of roles on an archaeological site. In some cases, I act as a registrar and a conservator, in others these are two separate roles and I am only employing conservation methods to stabilize the collection. However, there are some archaeological projects that don't include conservators at all. At what point … Continue reading When Does Conservation Begin?

Mounting Textile for Hanging

Introduction   Textiles are some of the most expressive forms of cultural heritage that exist in museums and family collections. They are commonly composed of organic materials of individual fibers that are woven together to form a fabric. Some textiles and textile-based artworks can also include inorganic components including metals or composites. The purpose of the … Continue reading Mounting Textile for Hanging

Inside Tips from Museum Professionals

One of the most valuable courses that ECU offers is HIST5920 Techniques of Museum and Historic Site Development. The class includes readings and discussions in museum theory, as well as, several field trips to a variety of museums and organizations. The field trips are often the best environment to see how our theoretical discussions are … Continue reading Inside Tips from Museum Professionals

Conservation Reference Materials

Journals: Studies in Conservation Journal of the American Institute for Conservation Reviews in Conservation Journal of the Canadian Association for Conservation The Conservator Journal of the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies Journal of the Association for Preservation Technology Corrosion Science Museums Journal Curator Journal of Conservation … Continue reading Conservation Reference Materials