The Wilson Conservation Studio

One of the highlights of my second week of placement at the University of Birmingham was getting to learn more about paper conservation at the Wilson Conservation Studio within the Cadbury Research Library. Even though I study conservation, I have not had a lot of experience dealing with paper, as my specialisation is objects. I […]

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In order to make the most of my time in the UK I planned a trip to Oxford and Cambridge for my first day off and weekend. I took the train to Oxford on Friday the 20th of January. I was very excited about my trip to Oxford as I have read a lot about […]


My Arrival

I arrived in the UK on Friday the 13th of January and spent the weekend in London with a good friend. I took the train to Birmingham on Sunday afternoon, and was met at the station by a previous recipient of the IMAC exchange award, Katy Wade. Katy showed me around Birmingham and took me […]

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Irene Finkelde

I am thrilled to have been selected as the recipient of the 2017 International Museums and Collections Award. I am very excited to commence my placement at the University of Birmingham in January 2017. I hope to be able to develop new skills in conservation, collections management and curating. I’m particularly keen to learn more […]

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