University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Allison Lewis

Conservator Education at the Museum: An Intern’s Experience

Conservation Notes

By: Allison Lewis

Conservators are responsible for the care of museum collections, making sure that objects are stored, transported, handled, studied, and exhibited in ways that preserve their physical integrity. To do this, they must understand how different materials deteriorate, react with modern materials, and interact with their environment. We acquire this knowledge through a combination of classroom […]