Submitted by Allison on August 15, 2013 - 10:54am
The move conservation staff works to ensure that objects make it through the relocation process safely, and that move-related activities align with the goal of long-term preservation of the collections. Since moving 1.7 million (!) objects requires a coordinated team approach, the conservators work very closely with our colleagues, including collections managers, registrars, preparators, the photographer, professional art handlers, work study assistants, and volunteers.
Submitted by Allison on July 21, 2013 - 1:03am
Meet the wooden skewer, an archaeological conservator’s best friend. At the MVAP conservation laboratory, we frequently use wooden skewers to help stabilize and preserve recently excavated finds from the Etruscan site of Poggio Colla. Humble but versatile, the wooden skewer can work wonders. Conservation staff and students at Poggio Colla use wooden skewers to:
Submitted by Allison on July 29, 2012 - 2:45am
I’m Allison, a conservator, currently spending a few weeks away from PAHMA to supervise the conservation laboratory at the Mugello Valley Archaeological Project’s (MVAP) Poggio Colla field school. Poggio Colla is an Etruscan site near Florence where students can learn the fundamentals of excavation and contribute to a long-term research project investigating the ancient Etruscans. The conservation staff here works to ensure that the excavated finds are preserved for future study and appreciation.