Mould on Leather

Next to wood, leather is one of the most commonly used organic materials in historic objects. It is common to see biological growths or changes to leather in your collection because of the nature of the material, the processing techniques and the care and restoration of leather surfaces. Let's take a look at what you … Continue reading Mould on Leather

Personal Journey in Conservation

  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

Heritage and the Environment: EIANZ Annual Meeting

This week I attended the Environmental Institute for Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) annual conference in Wellington. This was my first time with this group and I was inspired to attend because of the formation of the new Heritage Special Interest Section. I thought it would be a great opportunity to meet environmental practitioners and … Continue reading Heritage and the Environment: EIANZ Annual Meeting

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