Miss Chelsea McKibbin

Miss Chelsea McKibbin

Conservator

Department: Core Research Laboratories
Division: Conservation Centre

Specialisms

Care and conservation of fluid specimens, Care and conservation of taxidermy, Collections Care, Conservation

Summary

After spending some time in preventive conservation roles at Historic Royal Palaces and National Museums Scotland, I was keen to return to remedial conservation. In August 2011 I started at the Natural History Museum, in what was then known as the Palaeontology Conservation Unit. My current role within The Conservation Centre includes completing remedial conservation treatment of specimens for exhibition and research, providing conservation advice and support for project based issues, as well as drop in collection concerns. My current ongoing conservation interests include treatment of Life Sciences specimens, in particular the unique challenges of spirit collections, and all aspects of taxidermy.

Qualifications

Degrees

Collections Conservation and Management, Sir Sandford Fleming, Canada, 2007 - 2008

Applied Museum Studies, Algonquin College, Canada, 2004 - 2007

Memberships

Member, The Institute of Conservation.

The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC).

Member, Natural Sciences Collections Association (NatSCA).

Publications

McKibbin C, Allington-Jones L, Verveniotou E (2017) Giant Sequoia: an extraordinary case study involving Carbopol® gel. Solvent Gels, 1610 10 - 16 10 10Solvent Gels in the Conservation of Art Archetype Publishing Ltd : London. 172 - 176.

VERVENIOTOU E, BERNUCCI A, ALLINGTON-JONES L, McKIBBIN C, GRAHAM M, COLLINS C (2012) Building Conservation-Grade Support Systems for the Long-Term Storage of Fossil Vertebrates (poster for Mountmakers Forum, Chicago)..

Allington-Jones L, McKibbin C (null) Here comes the sun(fish): conservation and re-storage of an extraordinary natural history specimen. Collection Forum, 31 : 53 - 69.

Guest lectures

Icon Textile Group Forum: The Nature of Textiles, Museum of London,

Icon Furniture and Wooden Object Group Symposium, The Linnean Society, London, United Kingdom,

Introduction

Summary

After spending some time in preventive conservation roles at Historic Royal Palaces and National Museums Scotland, I was keen to return to remedial conservation. In August 2011 I started at the Natural History Museum, in what was then known as the Palaeontology Conservation Unit. My current role within The Conservation Centre includes completing remedial conservation treatment of specimens for exhibition and research, providing conservation advice and support for project based issues, as well as drop in collection concerns. My current ongoing conservation interests include treatment of Life Sciences specimens, in particular the unique challenges of spirit collections, and all aspects of taxidermy.

Qualifications

Degrees

Collections Conservation and Management, Sir Sandford Fleming, Canada, 2007 - 2008

Applied Museum Studies, Algonquin College, Canada, 2004 - 2007

Professional activities

Memberships

Member, The Institute of Conservation.

The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC).

Member, Natural Sciences Collections Association (NatSCA).

Publications

Publications

McKibbin C, Allington-Jones L, Verveniotou E (2017) Giant Sequoia: an extraordinary case study involving Carbopol® gel. Solvent Gels, 1610 10 - 16 10 10Solvent Gels in the Conservation of Art Archetype Publishing Ltd : London. 172 - 176.

VERVENIOTOU E, BERNUCCI A, ALLINGTON-JONES L, McKIBBIN C, GRAHAM M, COLLINS C (2012) Building Conservation-Grade Support Systems for the Long-Term Storage of Fossil Vertebrates (poster for Mountmakers Forum, Chicago)..

Allington-Jones L, McKibbin C (null) Here comes the sun(fish): conservation and re-storage of an extraordinary natural history specimen. Collection Forum, 31 : 53 - 69.

Impact and outreach

Guest lectures

Icon Textile Group Forum: The Nature of Textiles, Museum of London,

Icon Furniture and Wooden Object Group Symposium, The Linnean Society, London, United Kingdom,