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 (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 :

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

Publications

Graham M, Allington-jones L (2015) Challenges encountered during acid resin transfer preparation of fossil fish from Monte Bolca, Italy. Palaeontologica Electronica, 1 - 9.

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

Allington-jones L (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 :

Graham M, Allington-jones L (2014) Challenges Encountered During the Preparation by Acid Resin Transfer of Fossil Fish from Monte, Bolca, Italy. SVPCA/SPPC/GCG, 1 - 1 9 962nd SVPCA/ 23rd SPPC Symposia 75 - 75.

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 (2012) Going to The Other Side – Acid Preparation of Dinosaur Bones from Atherfield Bay. Poster.. 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.. 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).. null :

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

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 (2010) Do objects have biographies and careers…or do they evolve?. News in Conservation. 2 : null :

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

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 (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 :

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

Publications

Publications

Graham M, Allington-jones L (2015) Challenges encountered during acid resin transfer preparation of fossil fish from Monte Bolca, Italy. Palaeontologica Electronica, 1 - 9.

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

Allington-jones L (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 :

Graham M, Allington-jones L (2014) Challenges Encountered During the Preparation by Acid Resin Transfer of Fossil Fish from Monte, Bolca, Italy. SVPCA/SPPC/GCG, 1 - 1 9 962nd SVPCA/ 23rd SPPC Symposia 75 - 75.

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 (2012) Going to The Other Side – Acid Preparation of Dinosaur Bones from Atherfield Bay. Poster.. 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.. 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).. null :

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

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 (2010) Do objects have biographies and careers…or do they evolve?. News in Conservation. 2 : null :

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