One of the tools that conservators can use when evaluating the condition of wooden objects or structures is a moisture meter. Not all meters are created equally and they only provide what could be considered a semi-quantitative indication of the percent of moisture. Please talk with a conservator before using a meter as it may not provide the right answer for the problem. Read on to find out more...
On 18 May 2019, I was invited to be a panelist on a discussion related to the 'Future of Tradition' in museums at the Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki in honour of International Museum Day promoted by ICOM. The organiser, Cameron Curd, Kaitiaki Pukapuka-a-Rohe( District Archivist), and his team assembled a diverse roundtable of people … Continue reading International Museum Day 2019-Future of Tradition
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
I was recently asked to submit a treatment proposal for a large collection of archaeological materials and I needed to predict what treatments would be used. The caveat was that I was not able to see the collection because it had not been excavated yet. This situation is fairly common in archaeological conservation. You need … Continue reading Site Unseen!