“I am in the middle of completing a year-long placement in the conservation studio at the MERL (Museum of English Rural Life), helping with any ongoing projects or working on newly acquired items."
"My responsibilities range from photographing, cleaning, repairing, repackaging, and storing objects. I have just completed my first big solo project, which was working on a plaster cast of a bust of Aphrodite from the Parthenon. It was exciting to work on an object that was so closely related to my particular interest of study. For this project, I had to remove poor colour matching, fill in any holes and colour match certain areas on the cast. The statue is now on display in the classics department."
"I have also separately worked on smaller projects, such as a collection of fly-fishing hooks, a sewing machine, and woven baskets. These are now stored on open shelves in the museum for visitors to see.”