Miss Amy Trafford

Miss Amy Trafford

Conservation Technician

Department: Core Research Laboratories
Division: Conservation Centre

Summary

I am a museum professional with more than 5 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 became a collections volunteer with the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge. I went on to volunteer as a Curatorial Assistant in the Fish Group at the Natural History Museum in London before commencing a role in Learning and Events at the Museum’s site in Tring, Hertfordshire. Since then, I have worked on collections care 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, where I carry out remedial and preventive conservation on pyritic specimens within the Museum’s palaeontology collections. This role also involves the use of barcodes and taking high resolution images of specimens to contribute to the digitisation of the museum 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) 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 1101 - 1101.

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

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 5 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 became a collections volunteer with the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge. I went on to volunteer as a Curatorial Assistant in the Fish Group at the Natural History Museum in London before commencing a role in Learning and Events at the Museum’s site in Tring, Hertfordshire. Since then, I have worked on collections care 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, where I carry out remedial and preventive conservation on pyritic specimens within the Museum’s palaeontology collections. This role also involves the use of barcodes and taking high resolution images of specimens to contribute to the digitisation of the museum 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) 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 1101 - 1101.

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

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,