Miss Amy Trafford

Miss Amy Trafford

Curatorial Assistant, Collections Task Force

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Collections

Summary

I am a museum professional with more than 6 years curatorial and conservation experience with natural history collections, with an emphasis on curation and collections care of Life Science material. My involvement with museum collections began in 2011 when I started volunteering with the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge. I then went onto volunteer as a Curatorial Assistant in the Fish Group at the Natural History Museum in London before commencing a role in Learning, Events & Exhibitions at the Museum’s site in Tring, Hertfordshire. Since then, I have worked on projects within the Bird and Mammal collections, and returned to Cambridge to assist with the re-storage of their Zoology collections in preparation for redevelopment. In 2015 I became a Conservation Technician on Project Airless within the Palaeontology Department, where I carry out remedial and preventive conservation on pyritic fossil specimens. This role also involves the use of barcodes and capturing high resolution images of specimens to contribute to the digitisation of the Museum's collections.

Qualifications

Degrees

BSc (Hons) Zoology, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, Egham, 2006 - 2009

Events

Conference Attendance

Oral presentation, Attendee/participant, ICOM-CC 18th Triennial Conference Copenhagen 2017, (Conference),

Oral presentation, Attendee/participant, SPNHC Conference, 31st Annual Meeting, Berlin 2016, (Conference), 2016 - 2016.

Poster presentation, NatSCA Conference & AGM 2017, (Conference), 2017 - 2017.

Workshop Attendance

Attendee/participant, Sealing in Fluid Collections workshop, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, (Workshop),

Publications

Allington-jones L, Trafford A (2017) The Airless Project. Presented at NatSCA AGM.

Allington-jones L, Trafford A (2017) Conservation in a Barcode Age: A cross-discipline re-storage project for pyritic specimens. ICOM-CC 18th Triennial Conference, 49 9 - 4 9 9Linking Past and Future

Trafford A, Allington-jones L (2017) Construction of Anoxic Microenvironments: Project Airless

Trafford A, Allington-jones L (2016) Combining digitisation and sustainable conservation: The Airless Project. Green Museum - How to Practice what we preach SPNHC 31st Annual Meeting, 206 6 - 20 6 6SPNHC : 185 - 187.

Public Engagement

External activities

Lyme Regis Fossil Festival, Lyme Regis, 2016 - 2016.

Blast From the Past festival, Dinosaur Isle, Isle of Wight, 2015 - 2015.

Internal activities

Nature Live show - 'Fool Proofing Fossils', Attenborough Studio, Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom, 12/2/2016

Science Uncovered 2015, 2016, 2017, Natural History Museum, London,

Introduction

Summary

I am a museum professional with more than 6 years curatorial and conservation experience with natural history collections, with an emphasis on curation and collections care of Life Science material. My involvement with museum collections began in 2011 when I started volunteering with the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge. I then went onto volunteer as a Curatorial Assistant in the Fish Group at the Natural History Museum in London before commencing a role in Learning, Events & Exhibitions at the Museum’s site in Tring, Hertfordshire. Since then, I have worked on projects within the Bird and Mammal collections, and returned to Cambridge to assist with the re-storage of their Zoology collections in preparation for redevelopment. In 2015 I became a Conservation Technician on Project Airless within the Palaeontology Department, where I carry out remedial and preventive conservation on pyritic fossil specimens. This role also involves the use of barcodes and capturing high resolution images of specimens to contribute to the digitisation of the Museum's collections.

Qualifications

Degrees

BSc (Hons) Zoology, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, Egham, 2006 - 2009

Professional activities

Events

Conference Attendance

Oral presentation, Attendee/participant, ICOM-CC 18th Triennial Conference Copenhagen 2017, (Conference),

Oral presentation, Attendee/participant, SPNHC Conference, 31st Annual Meeting, Berlin 2016, (Conference), 2016 - 2016.

Poster presentation, NatSCA Conference & AGM 2017, (Conference), 2017 - 2017.

Workshop Attendance

Attendee/participant, Sealing in Fluid Collections workshop, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, (Workshop),

Publications

Publications

Allington-jones L, Trafford A (2017) The Airless Project. Presented at NatSCA AGM.

Allington-jones L, Trafford A (2017) Conservation in a Barcode Age: A cross-discipline re-storage project for pyritic specimens. ICOM-CC 18th Triennial Conference, 49 9 - 4 9 9Linking Past and Future

Trafford A, Allington-jones L (2017) Construction of Anoxic Microenvironments: Project Airless

Trafford A, Allington-jones L (2016) Combining digitisation and sustainable conservation: The Airless Project. Green Museum - How to Practice what we preach SPNHC 31st Annual Meeting, 206 6 - 20 6 6SPNHC : 185 - 187.

Impact and outreach

Public Engagement

External activities

Lyme Regis Fossil Festival, Lyme Regis, 2016 - 2016.

Blast From the Past festival, Dinosaur Isle, Isle of Wight, 2015 - 2015.

Internal activities

Nature Live show - 'Fool Proofing Fossils', Attenborough Studio, Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom, 12/2/2016

Science Uncovered 2015, 2016, 2017, Natural History Museum, London,