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NB: Please don’t ask treatment questions: we’re not a how-do podcast and Jane isn’t here to tell you how to treat your objects. Instead we welcome questions about other stuff. 🙂 Thanks for understanding!
Questions already answered:
- Do you need artistic skills to become a conservator?
- How do we encourage non-white students to pursue a career in conservation?
- How can I draw a clear boundary but still provide a good collaborative relationship with my team members?
- Do I accept a lower paying job and do I fight for higher pay?
- Do I turn down an internship for a chance to get a permanent job?
- Do you have some conservation travel tips for Florence?
- Wait, what’s the difference between calibration and accuracy for environmental monitors?
- Is applying for a conservation PhD just a big gamble?
- How can I get an internship from abroad?
- When is it time to move on from conservation?
- What’s the best way to get a PhD in the conservation field?
- How can I include conservation in an exhibition context?
- Do you have any suggestions for getting started in the field of paper conservation? Do I need a full degree?
- How can I convince university admissions to give me a chance?
- Do you cut or do you tear your Christmas wrapping paper?
- What do you do when your professional confidence hits rock bottom?
- What do we do with a collection full of unlabelled natural history specimens and no in-house knowledge?
- How much should I charge per hour as a freelancer?
- Are the accreditation specialisms too narrow? Is accreditation necessary or just a wish from employers?
- What can I do to cope with mansplaining at work?
- Do you think my UK qualification will be any good overseas?
- As a conservator: how would you treat condition checking artwork and their frames?
- What’s the most important skill for a conservator?
- I’m currently a second year conservation student and thoughts are turning to Masters degrees. Would it be better to do a more general conservation MA in order to have more chance of getting work in the future or is a more specialised route the best one to follow?
- Am I too normal to become a conservator?
- I’m fed up with being poor. Should I stick with it? Will things improve? Should I sign up for that accountancy class?
- What should a student bring to university?