S03E08: Road Trip Special

Join us for a special episode when Kloe and Jenny go on a road trip to Cambridge! (Please note: this episode has VERY varied audio quality through-out due to different recording settings.) We talk about opening events, meet up with Christina, visit Kirstie Williams and Karen Horton at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, interview Natalie Jones about the museum decant, and attend the opening ceremony for the refurbished Museum of Zoology.

00:00:52 Going for a ride in the car and memories of a decant
00:06:25 News in brief
00:10:18 Our experiences of opening events
00:27:00 Types of opening events and who gets invited?
00:32:58 Christina gives us a tour of MAA
00:42:24 Jenny and Kloe in the new zoology galleries
00:45:54 Interview with Natalie Jones
00:50:04 Summary of the event
01:02:41 Comments, questions, and corrections
01:03:38 Vintage Museums Journals
01:11:58 Patreon shout-out!

Show Notes:
– Cambridge zoology museum to reopen after £4.1m revamp: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/jun/18/cambridge-university-zoology-museum-reopen-david-attenborough
– Surge in illegal metal detecting at Hadrian’s Wall: https://historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/news/surge-illegal-metal-detecting-hadrian-wall
– Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building extensively damaged: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-44504659
– Inscribed seventh-century window ledge unearthed at Tintagel: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/15/inscribed-7th-century-window-ledge-tintagel-cornwall
– Royal Academy of Arts exhibition ‘Oceania’ in September: https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/oceania
– Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology exhibition ‘A Survival Story – Prehistoric Life at Star Carr’: http://maa.cam.ac.uk/a-survival-story-prehistoric-life-at-star-carr/
– Sir David Attenborough in conversation with Liz Bonnin: https://www.museum.zoo.cam.ac.uk/whats-on/sir-david-attenborough-conversation
– National Manuscripts Conservation Trust: https://www.nmct.co.uk/
– York Consortium for Conservation and Craftsmanship: http://www.conservationyork.org.uk/home.aspx
– The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust: https://www.qest.org.uk/

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S03E07: Funding

We tackle the tricky topic of funding: in museums in general and for conservators in particular. From grants and charities to crowdfunding and adopt-an-object schemes we’ll try to make sense of the many ways we can look for or raise money. Our agony aunt Jane answers some questions about accreditation, and we talk about professional bodies, influencing coworkers, and contemporary art headaches in the comments section.

00:01:06 News in brief
00:01:41 Our experiences of applying for money
00:07:33 Thinking about how to look for funding in museums
00:12:34 How do we demonstrate impact of heritage?
00:14:59 Funding landscape for museums
00:27:20 Conservation funding pots
00:29:38 Funding for conservators
00:32:04 Pet peeves
00:36:07 Individual giving as the future of funding
00:40:33 What are funding bodies after?
00:46:40 What comes next: the work that comes with a grant
00:50:52 Conservators as fundraisers
00:57:31 Adopt a Book and Adopt a Book schemes
01:02:09 Crowdfunding
01:12:42 Dear Jane
01:17:07 Kloe’s contemporary art dilemma
01:24:59 Questions, comments, corrections: NKF-DK answers and keeping HR out of mansplaining

Show Notes:
– HLF publishes consultation response: https://icon.org.uk/news/hlf-publishes-initial-consultation-results
– Funding cuts timeline: https://www.museumsassociation.org/campaigns/museum-funding/19122012-cuts-timeline
– Museums and funding in the UK 2018: https://www.museumsassociation.org/campaigns/museum-funding/museums-in-the-uk
– Charity Commission: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/charity-commission
– The Nine Fundraising Nos: https://www.managementcentre.co.uk/nine-fundraising-nos/
– C2C Webinar on Fundraising for Collections Care: https://www.connectingtocollections.org/fundraising-for-collections-care/
– Adopt an Object: https://www.adoptanobject.co.uk/
– Adopt a Book: http://support.bl.uk/Page/Adopt-a-book/
– Art Fund’s Art Happens platform: https://www.artfund.org/get-involved/art-happens
– Llandudno Blodwen appeal example: http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art503347-skeleton-of-arthritis-suffering-neolithic-woman-at-centre-of-archaeological-crowdfunding-bid
– Manchester suffragette banner funding success: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/bring-manchesters-suffragette-banner-home
– Save The Sunbathers funding success: https://historicengland.org.uk/get-involved/protect/save-the-sunbathers/

Heritage and Conservation Funding Sources (UK):
– Heritage Lottery Fund: https://www.hlf.org.uk/looking-funding
– Arts Council England (ACE) funding: https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding
– Church Care sources of funding: http://www.churchcare.co.uk/churches/funding-and-grants/other-sources-funding
– Heritage Funding Directory: https://www.heritagefundingdirectoryuk.org/ or http://www.theheritagealliance.org.uk/fundingdirectory/main/search.php

Funding for Conservators (UK):
– ICON’s list of training and CPD grants: https://icon.org.uk/what-is-conservation/careers-training/career-grants
– Churches Conservation Foundation emerging professionals travel grant: http://www.churchesconservation.org/travel-award/
– Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grants: https://www.artfund.org/supporting-museums/jonathan-ruffer-curatorial-grants
– Anna Plowden Trust programmes: https://www.annaplowdentrust.org.uk/applying-us
– The Clothworkers’ Foundation: https://foundation.clothworkers.co.uk/
– Zibby Garbett Travel Fellowship: http://www.zibbygarnett.org/grants/

Other Resources:
– Introduction to Fundraising: https://www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/guidance/introduction-to-fundraising/
– Fundraising Disciplines: https://www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/guidance/fundraising-disciplines/
– Fundraising Essentials Legislation: https://www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/guidance/fundraising-essentials-legislation/
– AIM Successful Funding at Museums Guide: https://www.aim-museums.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Successful-Fundraising-at-Museums-2017.pdf
– UK Giving Report 2018: https://www.cafonline.org/about-us/publications/2018-publications/uk-giving-report-2018
– Fundraising Regulator: https://www.fundraisingregulator.org.uk/
– Funding Central: https://www.fundingcentral.org.uk/
– GuideStar charity search engine: https://www.guidestar.org
– Trust Funding: http://www.trustfunding.org.uk
– Association of Charitable Foundations: https://www.acf.org.uk/
– C2C Webinar on Funding for Collections Care: https://www.connectingtocollections.org/funding-collections-care/
– Overview of crowdfunding platforms 2018: https://www.techworld.com/picture-gallery/startups/top-crowdfunding-websites-3639335/
– C2C Webinar on Crowdfunding for Museums: https://www.connectingtocollections.org/want-to-run-a-kickstarter-campaign/

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S03E06: Listen Up!

This one is all about how to make friends and influence people (kind of)! Being heard in conservation can be hard. Guest host Jane Henderson shares her experiences of communication misfires and pro tips on how to get through to people. We play a little game in which we try to make negatives into positives, and have a think about what works when talking to colleagues. Also tune in for a Dear Jane about mansplaining, and listen to Kloe testing Aquazol on textiles.

00:39 News in brief
01:33 Being heard in conservation
06:37 Getting psychological with Jane
12:36 Teaching old dogs new tricks (or vice versa)
18:38 When bad things happen
23:37 Turning a negative into a positive
26:17 Personality types and why they matter
28:25 The story of Marco the Bear
32:19 Game: Minus to Plus!
41:41 Review: Kloe tries out Aquazol
47:17 Dear Jane
51:01 Comments, questions, and corrections: the Melinex question

Show Notes:
– Dennis Lee’s talk on contract law for conservators now online: https://icon.org.uk/news/whos-afraid-of-legal-contracts
– Appeal to find boy who smashed a ceramic: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-33285819
– Happy ending to smashed ceramic story in Ipswich: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-33389896
– Fitzwilliam Chinese vase interactive: http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/research/chinesevases
– Marco the Bear: http://cliftonpark.org.uk/cpm/homepage/26/lion_and_bear
– Aquazol as Used in Conservation Practice by Julie Arslanoglu: https://cool.conservation-us.org/waac/wn/wn26/wn26-1/wn26-105.pdf

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S03E05: International Friends

We’re joined by Barbadian conservator Nerys Rudder and talk about international studenthood, working in a warm climate, and post-colonial heritage identity. Listen to eight voices from across the world: conservators from Spain, America, Egypt, Germany, Taiwan, Norway, Australia, and the Netherlands answer our questions! Our agony aunt Jane tackles a topical question about studying in the UK and how those qualifications can work for you abroad. Also tune in for an interview with Rosie Cook about working across Asia, and a review of ‘Treasures in Trusted Hands.’

00:00:31 News in brief
00:05:51 Nerys’ journey from art to science
00:09:28 Being the only conservator in Barbados
00:14:22 Working in a different climate
00:22:02 Research, collaboration, and networking
00:31:36 Interview with Rosie Cook
00:46:45 Julia from Spain
00:48:40 Pia from Norway
00:54:27 Abbie from the Netherlands
00:56:14 Sophie from Germany
01:00:07 Abdel from Egypt
01:08:02 Fletcher from America
01:09:31 Erina from Australia
01:19:05 Chi Chun from Taiwan
01:21:02 Review: Treasures in Trusted Hands – Negotiating the Future of Colonial Cultural Objects
01:23:45 Dear Jane

Show Notes:
– China Design Museum launches first exhibitions in Hangzhou: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-04/08/c_137095996.htm
– France to help build a ‘new Petra’ in Saudi Arabia with estimated $20bn development deal: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/france-to-help-build-a-new-petra-in-saudi-arabia-with-estimated-usd20bn-development-deal
– People Want To Know Why Brooklyn Museum’s New African Art Curator Is White: https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/brooklyn-museum-white-curator-african-art_us_5abc09e6e4b06409775cd2d7
– Should a Museum Dump its Warhols to Buy Up Work by Artists of Colour? https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/may/04/baltimore-museum-art-warhol-artists-of-colour
– National Archives in St Kitts: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.kn/
– The Blue Road: http://www.theblueroad.com/home
– Treasures in Trusted Hands: https://www.sidestone.com/books/treasures-in-trusted-hands or https://amzn.to/2KVuJLc

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S03E04: Looking After Your Conservator

C is for: Caring

We team up with Lorraine Finch to talk about how to look after your conservator: we cover topics like wellbeing and self-care, while also discussing what employers and managers can do to keep staff in good condition. We talk to Dr Michelle Huws-Thomas about burnout and stress in the workplace, and we interview Sam Jenkins from the Museum Wellness Network. Also tune in for a review of ‘Objective Lessons: Self Care for Museum Workers’ by Seema Rao.

00:01:04 News in brief
00:05:11 Defining ‘wellbeing’ and ‘self care’
00:07:32 What’s wellbeing to us?
00:17:46 Lab pets and yoga practice
00:22:11 The power of body language
00:25:23 Swedish fika and the art of taking a break
00:28:11 Different types of stress
00:35:28 Mindfulness and its place in conservation
00:41:43 Mental health: Lorraine and Jenny’s stories
00:48:45 Tips for improved wellbeing
00:50:17 Interview with Dr Michelle Huws-Thomas
01:05:41 Warning signs and remembering to recharge
01:07:30 Rust out
01:11:45 Interview with Sam Jenkins
01:21:18 Review: Objective Lessons – Self Care for Museum Professions

Show Notes:
– Article on clothes moth spread: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/22/how-to-avoid-clothes-moths-live-in-the-east-midlands
– Pests in Houses Great and Small – Identification, Prevention and Eradication by Dee Lauder and David Pinniger: https://amzn.to/2HBYSBc
– Museum Practice on Wellbeing: https://www.museumsassociation.org/museum-practice/wellbeing
– Staff and Volunteer Wellbeing article in Museum Practice (members only): https://www.museumsassociation.org/museum-practice/wellbeing/16042018-staff-and-volunteer-wellbeing
– Mind: https://www.mind.org.uk/
– Presence – Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy: https://amzn.to/2r94Q1r
– TED talk about the power of body language: https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are
– What is Fika? https://www.thekitchn.com/what-in-the-world-is-fika-an-intro-to-the-swedish-coffee-break-the-art-of-fika-219297
– Headspace app: https://www.headspace.com/
– The Curse of Lovely by Jacqui Marson: https://amzn.to/2I7SXmS
– Clore leadership course: https://www.cloreleadership.org/
– Rust Out: https://www.healthcentral.com/article/rustout-causes-symptoms-and-cures
– Mental Health First Aid training: https://mhfaengland.org/
– Joyful Museums: http://www.joyfulmuseums.com/
– The Happy Museum Project: http://happymuseumproject.org/
– Museum 5 a day: https://twitter.com/Muse5aday
– Museum Wellness Network: https://museumwellnessnetwork.wordpress.com/
– Objective Lessons – Self Care for Museum Professions: https://amzn.to/2KsSaLU

Further Resources:
– Jenny’s favourite yoga instructor on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene/videos
– The Blurt Foundation Resources: https://www.blurtitout.org/resources/
– Museum Wellness Network on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Museum_Wellness
– Mental Health at Work: https://www.mind.org.uk/workplace/mental-health-at-work/
– NHS Moodzone: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/

Book Recommendations from Lorraine and Jenny:
– Quiet – The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain: https://amzn.to/2rbPGbV
– Sane New World – Taming the Mind by Ruby Wax: https://amzn.to/2vZd6a0
– The Mind-Gut Connection by Emeran Mayer: https://amzn.to/2HKuv7C
– The Self-Care Project by Jayne Hardy: https://amzn.to/2HJrqVD

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S03E03: Churches

C is for: Churches and Congregations

We’re joined by guest host Janet Berry and get enthused about church architecture, ecclesiastical heritage, and how to look after the treasures we can find in places of worship. Christina interviews James Hales from UCL about his research about bats in churches, and Jenny talks to Rachel Morley from Friends of Friendless Churches and the Churches Conservation Trust about the joy of working with old church buildings.

00:00:46 News in brief
00:01:33 Jenny’s first conservation experience revealed
00:06:45 The canary in the cage
00:08:29 The conservator’s role and the importance of communication
00:10:34 Demystifying the term ‘faculty’
00:15:12 Funding availability for church conservation
00:19:56 Loans and ecclesiastical objects in museums
00:21:31 The joys and headaches of working in-situ
00:26:56 Terriers, logbooks, and quinquennial inspection reports
00:30:18 Documentation and aftercare
00:34:56 Interview with James Hales
00:54:56 Church graffiti and the importance of stories
00:57:23 Interview with Rachel Morley
01:07:26 Spiritual places as intangible experiences
01:09:38 Comments, questions, and corrections: a listener story about working in churches
01:12:14 Call for sound bites: international snippets!
01:13:55 Patreon shout-out!

Show Notes:
– Government To Fund £1.8m Pilot Scheme Supporting Sustainability of Listed Places of Worship: https://icon.org.uk/news/government-to-fund-ps18m-pilot-scheme-supporting-sustainability-of-listed-places-of-worship
– Call for papers for the 14th International Symposium on Wood and Furniture Conservation: https://www.iiconservation.org/node/7533
– Church Care: http://www.churchcare.co.uk/
– Terriers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glebe_terrier
– What is a Quinquennial Inspection? http://www.churchcare.co.uk/churches/guidance-advice/looking-after-your-church/quinquennial-inspections
– Using the Church of England Record Centre: http://www.lambethpalacelibrary.org/content/cerc
– The Courtauld Institute of Art Wall Paintings Conservation Faculty: https://courtauld.ac.uk/research/sections/wall-painting-conservation
– Bats and Churches Partnership: https://www.batsandchurches.org.uk/
– Cambridgeshire church plague graffiti reveals ‘heartbreaking’ find: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-31459761
– Friends of Friendless Churches: http://friendsoffriendlesschurches.org.uk/
– Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings: https://www.spab.org.uk/
– The Churches Conservation Trust: https://www.visitchurches.org.uk/

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S03E02: Professional Bodies

Today we’re talking about professional bodies: what are they, what do they provide their members with, and what do we think of them? We discuss answers given to us by nine professional bodies from all over the world and have a think about our own experiences. Also tune in for a book review of ‘Authenticity in Transition: Changing Practices in Contemporary Art Making and Conservation.’

00:57 News in brief
02:36 So what’s a professional body?
06:16 The Price is Right – fees and charges
13:35 What do these bodies provide their members with?
24:17 Aims of our professional organisations
29:46 How could these organisations improve?
39:08 What about the non-members?
39:58 What makes your organisation special? What’s your USP?
42:34 Our experiences with membership of professional bodies
48:10 Review: Authenticity in Transition

Show Notes:
– Video game review of The Sims 4 Jungle Adventure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYWUa7kFh4A
– Definition of a professional body: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_association
– Authenticity in Transition: https://www.archetype.co.uk/publication-details.php?id=229 or https://amzn.to/2IlicP9

Professional bodies we talked to:
– ICON: https://icon.org.uk/
– AIC: http://www.conservation-us.org/
– ICRI: https://www.icriconservation.ie/
– NatSCA: https://www.natsca.org/
– NZCCM: http://www.nzccm.org.nz/
– Museums Association: https://www.museumsassociation.org/home
– NKF-S: http://www.nkf-s.se/
– CACP: http://capc-acrp.ca
– ICOM-CC: http://www.icom-cc.org/

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S03E01: Taking a Stand

Join us and our guest host Jenny van Enckevort for an episode about suffragettes, social history, political collections, and tricky object stories. Also tune in for an interview with Helen Antrobus about radical exhibitions and curating at The People’s History Museum. Plus our agony aunt Jane answers a question about frames, and Kloe reviews the first volume of ‘Feminism and Museums.’

00:01:13 Politics in museums?
00:02:58 Queer Britain museum announced
00:04:28 Suffragettes and women’s rights exhibitions
00:05:31 Social history is sexy
00:10:26 Vandalism and graffiti in response to exhibitions
00:15:23 Can we say no to objects that offend us?
00:20:41 Contemporary collecting and difficult topics
00:23:38 Conserving ephemera: protest signs, social media photos, and banners
00:29:40 Parallels between ethnography and political collections
00:33:44 Are object stories important to conservation?
00:41:52 Unions and Museums Are Not Neutral
00:43:14 Jenny’s can of worms
00:45:21 Contentious objects and how to display them
00:47:21 Interview with Helen Antrobus
01:01:25 Dear Jane
01:08:00 Review: Feminism and Museums
01:12:50 Comments, questions, and corrections: peripheral job markets
01:16:14 Patreon shout out!

Show Notes:
– New LGBTQ+ museum announced: https://www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journal/news/07032018-plans-announced-to-create-uk-first-lgbtq-museum
– Represent exhibition opening this summer: http://www.phm.org.uk/news/represent-voices-100-years-on/
– A selection of suffragette exhibitions: https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2018/jan/31/centenary-votes-for-women-anniversary-events-parades-exhibitions-suffragette-pankhurst
– Rape victims’ clothing on display at Belgian exhibition: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-42633751
– UCU strike background: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/mar/13/striking-university-staff-irate-over-pensions-deal-ucu
– BP sponsorship row: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/jul/28/bp-sponsorship-arts-organisations-british-museum-national-portrait-gallery
– BAE sponsorship row: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-43324069
– Museum Detox: https://museumdetox.wordpress.com/
– People’s History Museum: http://www.phm.org.uk/
– Feminism and Museums Vol 1: https://museumsetc.com/products/feminism-and-museums

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S02E10: Christmas Special

Ho ho ho! We pull some Christmas crackers, talk about Christmas objects in collections, make some predictions for the year ahead, and sing a special conservation carol. 🙂 We also talk to Diana McCormack, the Antarctic Conservation Trust’s first Conservation Ambassador!

00:00:33 Christmas crackers! (plus terrible jokes)
00:06:23 Seasonal objects in collections
00:14:34 Christmas in museums
00:18:58 Predictions for 2018
00:27:32 Looking back on 2017
00:30:15 Interview with Diana McCormack straight from Antarctica!
00:49:39 Twelve Days of a Conservator’s Christmas
00:54:22 The Big Christmas Giveaway!

Show Notes:
– A Brief History of the British Christmas Cracker: http://www.historyextra.com/article/premium/christmas-crackers
– Mitchell & Webb Look explorers sketch: https://streamable.com/s8beb
– The Polar Museum blog entry about polar explorer birthdays: https://www.spri.cam.ac.uk/museum/news/fun/2015/12/23/are-polar-explorers-more-likely-to-be-born-on-christmas-day/
– Diana McCormack’s job: https://www.nzaht.org/pages/conservation-ambassador-diana-mccormack
– Blog entries by Diana: https://www.nzaht.org/conservation/antarctic-blog/cod-liver-oil and https://www.nzaht.org/pages/antarctic-field-training and https://www.nzaht.org/conservation/antarctic-blog/visiting-the-nimrod-hut-at-cape-royds
– Details of the Christmas Giveaway: http://thecword.show/christmas-giveaway-contest-2017

Our carol The Twelve Days of a Conservator’s Christmas is based on a traditional British carol in a musical arrangement by John Rutter. The singers and musicians (all of them!) were Tom Sutch and Christina Rozeik. The words were adapted by Kloe Rumsey, Christina Rozeik, and Jenny Mathiasson:
1 a tube of B72
2 purple gloves
3 fresh finds
4 crawling furs
5 old rings
6 hats a-fraying
7 pots for packing
8 books for binding
9 rugs unravelling
10 jars a-seeping
11 paintings peeling
12 coins corroding

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S02E09: Conferencing

How do you get the most out of a conference? Jenny shares her survival log from a recent conference, Christina talks about her experiences of organising this type of event, and Kloe asks us tonnes of questions. We also unpack and discuss cleaning sponges and erasers from Preservation Equipment Ltd (PEL), and our conservation agony aunt muses about which skills are most useful to conservators.

00:00:30 News in brief
00:09:44 What makes a good conference?
00:21:31 Survival log #1
00:24:22 The virtues of buddying up and how to survive
00:28:15 Are conferences more expensive now?
00:31:12 Survival log #2
00:34:09 Networking can be OK!
00:36:43 Top conference tips
00:38:16 Survival log #3
00:45:10 Continued top conference tips
00:48:23 What should you bring to a conference?
00:49:21 How do you organise a conference?
00:53:39 Pet peeves
00:56:10 Dear Jane
00:58:26 Review: Kloe and Jenny unpack erasers and sponges from PEL!
01:21:20 Comments, questions, corrections: food x2!

Show Notes:
– Viral video: https://www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/2017/video-showing-cleaning-of-an-early-17th-century-painting-at-philip-mould-goes-viral/
– Dig It With Raven debunks Instagram Life Hacks: https://www.digitwithraven.com/conservation
– Museum Computer Network YouTube archive: https://www.youtube.com/user/museumcn
– On Food Management: https://spnhc.biowikifarm.net/wiki/Food_Management

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