Introduction Why aren't you publishing more? This is a question I ask myself A LOT! I have been fortunate to be a part of a number of projects that have published great work in peer-reviewed journals, but now that I am the captain at the helm, I am responsible for my own publications in high … Continue reading Why Aren’t You Publishing More? Tips for Conservators for Solving Prioritisation and Overcommitment Problems!
By this point you have already viewed our website (artifactpreservation.com or artefactpreservation.com) and identified our practice as being able to assist you with your preservation needs. If you haven’t contacted us, please do! We would love to hear about how we can help you find a solution with your project. If we have already provided … Continue reading Hiring a Private Conservator
Here are some suggestions for a start: Look over the American Institute for Conservation “Becoming a Conservator” page which has lots of useful info on the various fields of conservation and the types of training: https://www.culturalheritage.org/about-conservation/become-a-conservator Contact the coordinators for the graduate programs you are interested in and establish a relationship with them. Let them know … Continue reading Interested in Becoming a Conservator?
This year was my first full year serving on the executive committee of the New Zealand Conservators of Cultural Materials Pū Manaaki Kahurangi (NZCCM) as newsletter editor. The role has been a really fantastic way to meet people and try to contribute by compiling information and events from around New Zealand every quarter. The executive … Continue reading Summary of the 2018 NZCCM Annual Meeting
It is hard to believe that it has been 14 years since I started practicing conservation and it has been an amazing journey that has taken me to places I never dreamt of. I occasionally get asked about how I came into the field and advice on how to pursue conservation as a profession … Continue reading Personal Journey in Conservation
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?