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The Forsaken Mermaid TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This week we dig a little deeper into the story behind a document that was conserved in the course of our project work in 2018, and discover legendary sea creatures …Continue reading →

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My Royal Mile TAGS: | | This week, we have our final blog from Project Conservator, Helen Baguley, who has been working with us for the past 18 months on the Collections Rationalisation Project… The Royal …Continue reading →

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Conservation Work Placement at St Cecilia’s Hall TAGS: | | In this week’s blog, Alberto Bonza, an apprentice from Italy, describes his time working with conservators from the CRC… I am writing this blog post at the end of my …Continue reading →

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New Conservation Internship at the CRC TAGS: | | | This week’s blog is written by our new conservation Intern, Holly, who is working on a collections rationalisation project within the rare books department… I am now beginning my third …Continue reading →

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Volunteer Voice – Valentina de Riso TAGS: | | In this week’s blog we bring you another edition of our volunteer voice, this time from Valentina de Riso, who volunteers in the conservation studio every week…. What is your …Continue reading →

CRC Summer School: Day 3 TAGS: | | | | After a morning spent with project conservator Emily Hick who introduced us to conservation theory, we had the chance to try out some of the techniques in practice. From surface …Continue reading →

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A Passage to India – Part 1 TAGS: | | In this week’s blog, Special Collections Conservator Emily, describes the first stage of conserving a collection of Indian portraits… I was recently asked to complete a condition report and treatment …Continue reading →

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Making the Invisible Visible – Repairs on Iron Gall Ink TAGS: | | | | | Last Friday, I attended a one-day training workshop on iron gall ink repairs. The session was organised by the Collections Care Team at the National Library of Scotland and hosted …Continue reading →

L.H.S.A. is A-OK! TAGS: | Throughout 2015, I have been involved in many different projects within the CRC. However, I have mostly been working with collections from the Lothian Health Services Archive (LHSA). Overall I …Continue reading →

Chagall You Need is Love (and Conservation) TAGS: | | | One of the most interesting parts of my job as the University’s Conservation Officer is working on the CRC’s exhibitions programme. Whether it be condition checking, installing works, framing and …Continue reading →

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