Mrs Lu Allington-Jones

Mrs Lu Allington-Jones

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

Highlighted publications

Allington-jones L (2015) The Clacton Spear: the last one hundred years. The Archaeological Journal, 172 (1) :

Allington-jones L, Bernucci A (2015) Scanning electron microscope hypsometry as a tool for evaluating the impact of surface treatments: A case study on sub-fossil bone. Studies in Conservation, 60 (1) : 55 - 64. doi: 10.1179/2047058413Y.0000000123

Bernucci A, Allington-jones L (2015) Conservation of James Sowerby’s Fungi Models. Journal of Natural Science Collections, 2 : 35 - 40.

Allington-jones L, Sherlock E (2014) Snagged setae: evaluating alternatives to cotton wool bungs for liquid-stored specimens. Collection Forum, 28 : 1 - 1.

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

Allington 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

Publications

Allington-jones L (2017) Tackling Pyrite Oxidation at the NHM. Presented at GCG AGM.

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.

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.

Sendino MC, Cuadros J, Allington-jones L, Barnbrook JA (2015) Chemical Analysis of the Dust on a Historically Important Collection: The W. B. Carpenter Eozoon Collection at the Natural History Museum, London. Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, 11 (4) : 291 - 291.

Graham M, Allington-jones L (2015) Challenges encountered during acid resin transfer preparation of fossil fish from Monte Bolca, Italy. PALAEONTOLOGIA ELECTRONICA, 18 (2) :

Allington-jones L (2015) The Clacton Spear: the last one hundred years. The Archaeological Journal, 172 (1) :

Allington-jones L, Bernucci A (2015) Scanning electron microscope hypsometry as a tool for evaluating the impact of surface treatments: A case study on sub-fossil bone. Studies in Conservation, 60 (1) : 55 - 64. doi: 10.1179/2047058413Y.0000000123

Bernucci A, Allington-jones L (2015) Conservation of James Sowerby’s Fungi Models. Journal of Natural Science Collections, 2 : 35 - 40.

Allington-jones L (2014) Preserving carbonatite lava. Geological Curator, 10 : 3 - 8.

Allington-jones L, Sherlock E (2014) Snagged setae: evaluating alternatives to cotton wool bungs for liquid-stored specimens. Collection Forum, 28 : 1 - 1.

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 (2012) Going to The Other Side – Acid Preparation of Dinosaur Bones from Atherfield Bay. Poster.. Presented at 21st meeting of the Symposium of Palaeontological Preparation and Conservation, 10-14 September 2012, Oxford.

Allington-jones L (2012) Bad Influence - Acetic Acid Preparation of a Pterosaur in Metamorphosed Limestone. Poster.. Presented at 21st meeting of the Symposium of Palaeontological Preparation and Conservation, 10-14 September 2012, Oxford.

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, Collins C (2011) Review of the use of oxygen-free environmental enclosures at the Natural History Museum, London. (poster for SPNHC).

Allington-jones L, Verveniotou E, Bernucci A (2011) Building Conservation-Grade Support Systems for the Long-Term Storage of Fossil Vertebrates SPPC/GCG 2011.

Allington-jones LU, Braddy SIMONJ, Trueman CLIVEN (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 (2010) Do objects have biographies and careers…or do they evolve?. 2 : 2 - 2.

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, 12/13 : 28/11 - 32/13.

Allington 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

Guest lectures

Invited speaker, Enormous Aussie fish preserved in London museum, ABC Australia Science Show (radio) with Robyn Williams: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/enormous-aussie-fish-preserved-in-london-museum/7872366, 24/9/2016.

Project Airless - Drawing the breath out of pyritised collections, Axiell European Users Conference: Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom, 1/6/2016.

Introduction

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

Highlighted publications

Allington-jones L (2015) The Clacton Spear: the last one hundred years. The Archaeological Journal, 172 (1) :

Allington-jones L, Bernucci A (2015) Scanning electron microscope hypsometry as a tool for evaluating the impact of surface treatments: A case study on sub-fossil bone. Studies in Conservation, 60 (1) : 55 - 64. doi: 10.1179/2047058413Y.0000000123

Bernucci A, Allington-jones L (2015) Conservation of James Sowerby’s Fungi Models. Journal of Natural Science Collections, 2 : 35 - 40.

Allington-jones L, Sherlock E (2014) Snagged setae: evaluating alternatives to cotton wool bungs for liquid-stored specimens. Collection Forum, 28 : 1 - 1.

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

Allington 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

Publications

Publications

Allington-jones L (2017) Tackling Pyrite Oxidation at the NHM. Presented at GCG AGM.

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.

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.

Sendino MC, Cuadros J, Allington-jones L, Barnbrook JA (2015) Chemical Analysis of the Dust on a Historically Important Collection: The W. B. Carpenter Eozoon Collection at the Natural History Museum, London. Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, 11 (4) : 291 - 291.

Graham M, Allington-jones L (2015) Challenges encountered during acid resin transfer preparation of fossil fish from Monte Bolca, Italy. PALAEONTOLOGIA ELECTRONICA, 18 (2) :

Allington-jones L (2015) The Clacton Spear: the last one hundred years. The Archaeological Journal, 172 (1) :

Allington-jones L, Bernucci A (2015) Scanning electron microscope hypsometry as a tool for evaluating the impact of surface treatments: A case study on sub-fossil bone. Studies in Conservation, 60 (1) : 55 - 64. doi: 10.1179/2047058413Y.0000000123

Bernucci A, Allington-jones L (2015) Conservation of James Sowerby’s Fungi Models. Journal of Natural Science Collections, 2 : 35 - 40.

Allington-jones L (2014) Preserving carbonatite lava. Geological Curator, 10 : 3 - 8.

Allington-jones L, Sherlock E (2014) Snagged setae: evaluating alternatives to cotton wool bungs for liquid-stored specimens. Collection Forum, 28 : 1 - 1.

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 (2012) Going to The Other Side – Acid Preparation of Dinosaur Bones from Atherfield Bay. Poster.. Presented at 21st meeting of the Symposium of Palaeontological Preparation and Conservation, 10-14 September 2012, Oxford.

Allington-jones L (2012) Bad Influence - Acetic Acid Preparation of a Pterosaur in Metamorphosed Limestone. Poster.. Presented at 21st meeting of the Symposium of Palaeontological Preparation and Conservation, 10-14 September 2012, Oxford.

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, Collins C (2011) Review of the use of oxygen-free environmental enclosures at the Natural History Museum, London. (poster for SPNHC).

Allington-jones L, Verveniotou E, Bernucci A (2011) Building Conservation-Grade Support Systems for the Long-Term Storage of Fossil Vertebrates SPPC/GCG 2011.

Allington-jones LU, Braddy SIMONJ, Trueman CLIVEN (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 (2010) Do objects have biographies and careers…or do they evolve?. 2 : 2 - 2.

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, 12/13 : 28/11 - 32/13.

Allington 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

Impact and outreach

Guest lectures

Invited speaker, Enormous Aussie fish preserved in London museum, ABC Australia Science Show (radio) with Robyn Williams: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/enormous-aussie-fish-preserved-in-london-museum/7872366, 24/9/2016.

Project Airless - Drawing the breath out of pyritised collections, Axiell European Users Conference: Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom, 1/6/2016.