Mrs Lu Allington-Jones

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Senior Conservator

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

Specialisms

Conservation

Summary

I began my professional career as an archaeological illustrator and finds processor in Cambridgeshire and then worked on various projects at Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery. I started work in the Department of Palaeontology at the Natural History Museum as a conservator in 2004. I have also undertaken freelance work at the Horniman Museum and volunteered in the Bristol University preparation laboratory, in the NHM Department of Zoology and with 5 Archaeological Teams. In 2014 I became a Senior Conservator within the Conservation Centre. My current role includes remedial and preventive conservation of a range of natural history specimens.

Qualifications

Degrees

MA Principles of Conservation, University College London, United Kingdom, 2009 - 2011

MSc Museum Studies, University of Leicester, United Kingdom, 2003 - 2006

MSc Palaeobiology, University of Bristol, United Kingdom, 2000 - 2001

BSc (hons) Geology, Durham, United Kingdom, 1996 - 1999

Publications

Allington-Jones L (2015) The Clacton Spear: the last one hundred years. The Archaeological Journal, 172 (2)

Allington-Jones L, Bernucci A (2015) Conservation of James Sowerby’s Fungi Models. Journal of Natural Science Collections, 2

Allington-Jones L (2014) Scanning electron microscope hypsometry as a tool for evaluating the impact of surface treatments: a case study on sub-fossil bone. Studies in Conservation, 59

Allington-Jones L (2014) Preserving carbonatite lava. Geological Curator, 10

Allington-Jones L, Sherlock E (2014) Snagged setae: evaluating alternatives to cotton wool bungs for liquid-stored specimens. Collection Forum, 28

Allington-Jones L (2013) Applying glass conservation techniques to a mineral vase. Geological Curator, 9 (10): 497 - 500.

Allington-Jones L (2013) The Phoenix: The Role of Conservation Ethics in the Development of St Pancras Railway Station (London, UK). Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies, 11 (1)

ALLINGTON-JONES L (2013) Albert the Anaconda: Investigation and Cleaning of a Historic Snake Skin. ICOM-CC Natural History Collections Working Group annual newsletter,

ALLINGTON-JONES L, Braddy SJ, Trueman CN (2010) Palaeoenvironmental implications of the ichnology and geochemistry of the Westbury Formation (Rhaetian), Westbury-on-Severn, south-west England. Palaeontology, 53 (3): 491 - 506. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-4983.2010.00947.x

Allington-Jones L (2008) A New Method for the Restoration of Palaeontological Specimens Mounted in Canada balsam. NatSCA News, 14 : 28 - 32.

Allington-Jones L, Sherlock E (2007) Choosing a microscope slide sealant: a review of aging characteristics and the development of a new test, using low oxygen environments. NatSCA News,

Allington-Jones L (2006) Investigation into the deterioration of palaeontological specimens stored in glycerol. Studies in Conservation, 51 (3): 199 - 204. doi: 10.1179/sic.2006.51.3.199

Highlighted publications

Allington-Jones L (2015) The Clacton Spear: the last one hundred years. The Archaeological Journal, 172 (2)

Allington-Jones L, Bernucci A (2015) Conservation of James Sowerby’s Fungi Models. Journal of Natural Science Collections, 2

Allington-Jones L (2014) Scanning electron microscope hypsometry as a tool for evaluating the impact of surface treatments: a case study on sub-fossil bone. Studies in Conservation, 59

Allington-Jones L, Sherlock E (2014) Snagged setae: evaluating alternatives to cotton wool bungs for liquid-stored specimens. Collection Forum, 28

Allington-Jones L (2013) Applying glass conservation techniques to a mineral vase. Geological Curator, 9 (10): 497 - 500.

Allington-Jones L (2006) Investigation into the deterioration of palaeontological specimens stored in glycerol. Studies in Conservation, 51 (3): 199 - 204. doi: 10.1179/sic.2006.51.3.199