S06E08: Christmas Special

Ho ho ho! Join us for a seasonal special: we review our predictions for 2019 and make some new ones for 2020, listen to a conservation version of Santa Baby, and play a parlour game we only just barely manage! Also tune in for some cracker action, a Christmas message from the Career in Ruins podcast, and an unexpected foray into wizardry as we consider the conservation Hogwarts houses.

00:00:36 Are we the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future?
00:01:28 Predictions for the year gone by – and the one to come!
00:13:53 What would go in a conservation Christmas tree?
00:17:05 Parlour game of the year – The Object on My Workbench Is…
00:32:27 Opening gifts from Christina
00:34:28 Opening our Christmas crackers
00:38:25 Review of Evolon cracker goodies
00:48:23 Christmas greetings from Career in Ruins
00:53:39 The Hogwarts Conservation Houses
01:00:55 Hurry Down the Chimney Tonight

Show Notes:
– Christina’s publishing course in February 2020: https://icon.org.uk/events/publishing-in-conservation-0
– Repatriation story from Manchester: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/nov/20/manchester-museum-returns-stolen-sacred-artefacts-to-australians
– Repatriation story from Cambridge: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-50578780
– Flooding in north England: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_England_floods
– Fires in Australia and USA: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/nov/22/australia-bushfires-factcheck-are-this-years-fires-unprecedented and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_California_wildfires
– Thefts from German museums: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/days-after-brazen-green-vault-heist-another-german-museum-targeted-thieves-180973698/
– Zabbaleen cards: https://zabbaleenproducts.com/
– James Baillie, our resident joke writer: https://twitter.com/JubalBarca
– Conservation by Design: http://www.cxdinternational.com/
– Conservation Resources: https://conservation-resources.co.uk/
– Career in Ruins podcast: https://careerinruins.com/
– Wizarding World (Pottermore): https://www.wizardingworld.com/
– Another Hogwarts Houses type quiz: https://wizardmore.com/sorting-hat-x/
– Follow our singer Desislava Zlateva: https://www.youtube.com/user/DesislavaZlateva/videos and https://www.instagram.com/desislavazlateva/

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Hurry Down the Chimney Tonight (text by Kloe Rumsey, Benjamin Fox, and Jenny Mathiasson; vocals by Desislava Zlateva)

Funding bodies, slip a table under the tree for me
Been working so hard
Funding bodies, so hurry down the chimney tonight
Funding bodies, Paraloid B72, as well
I’ll wait up for you all
Funding bodies, so hurry down the chimney tonight
Think of all the things I’ve fixed
Think of all those pastes that I have mixed
Next year I’ll be just as good
If you check off my Christmas list
Funding bodies, I want some CPD and that’s not a lot
Been so patient all year
Funding bodies, please hurry down the chimney tonight

Budget holders, one little thing I really need, some books
To inform me all year
Budget holders, so hurry down the chimney tonight
Budget holders, fill my stocking with an AmEx and cheques
Let’s get permission to spend
Budget holders, hurry down the chimney tonight
Come and stock my lab for me
With some paper stocks that are acid free
I really do believe you could
Keep us going if you would
Budget holders, forgot to mention one little thing, packing
Crates for all those loans
Budget holders, so hurry down the chimney tonight
Hurry down the chimney tonight
Hurry… Tonight

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Hosted by Jenny Mathiasson, Kloe Rumsey, and Christina Rozeik.

Intro and outro music by DDmyzik used under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Additional music and sound effects from Recisio, Sound Bible, and the YouTube Audio Library.

Made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license.

A Wooden Dice production, 2019.

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