Under the southern sun

So last week the natural history conservators on the moving project had an excursion to Barcelona. Not to get a tan, though it was warm and sunny in Spain, but to attend 1st International Conservation Symposium-Workshop for Natural History Collections (A forum in Conservation, Restoration and Preparation).  The symposium lasted for three days, two days of presentations from different museums and projects all over on their work, and a day of workshops on feathers, microenvironments and plaster jackets among other themes.

Some of us attended the workshop on plaster jackets, a method developed by preparators from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington D. C. To have a closer look at this method you can visit their website: Plaster Jackets

Plaster jackets

“Creating padded cradles to protect fossil specimens”
Steven J. Jabo. Preparator of Paleontology – Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington USA

“Cleaning and repair techniques for feathers” Allyson Rae Specialist in Organic Artifacts Conservation -UK

“Cleaning and repair techniques for feathers”
Allyson Rae Specialist in Organic Artifacts Conservation -UK

 

There was lots of networking as well as time for a cool drink and we would like to think we made new friends within the conservation community.

1st International Conservation Symposium-Workshop Natural History Collections A forum in Conservation, Restoration and Preparation Barcelona-Spain 18-21 September 2013

1st International Conservation Symposium-Workshop
Natural History Collections
A forum in Conservation, Restoration and Preparation
Barcelona-Spain 18-21 September 2013