Miss Chelsea McKibbin

Miss Chelsea McKibbin

Conservator

Department: Core Research Laboratories
Division: Conservation Centre
Contact: email

Specialisms

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 objects for exhibition and research, assisting in the preventive conservation programme and 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

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

Member, Natural Sciences Collections Association (NatSCA),

Events

Conference Attendance

Attendee/participant, The Conservation of Hair, (Conference),

Workshop Attendance

Attendee/participant, Qualitative Fit Test Equipment Training, (Workshop),

Attendee/participant, Pneumatic Matboard Cutter, (Workshop),

Publications

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).. null :

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 objects for exhibition and research, assisting in the preventive conservation programme and 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

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

Member, Natural Sciences Collections Association (NatSCA),

Events

Conference Attendance

Attendee/participant, The Conservation of Hair, (Conference),

Workshop Attendance

Attendee/participant, Qualitative Fit Test Equipment Training, (Workshop),

Attendee/participant, Pneumatic Matboard Cutter, (Workshop),

Publications

Publications

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).. null :