Mrs Arianna Bernucci

  • Conservator
  • Science Facilities department
  • Conservation Centre
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London
SW7 5BD

Biography

Higher Education

2008 - University College London MSc (Distinction) Conservation for Archaeology and Museums
2006 - University College of London MA Principles of Conservation
2003 - College of Charleston BS (magna cum laude) Anthropology

Current Activities

  • Remedial conservation treatments
  • Materials testing
  • Volunteer supervisor

Experience

Professional experience

  • Organics Conservator - The British Museum (2009)
  • Objects Conservator - Imperial War Museum (2009)
  • Museum Assistant - The British Museum (2008-2009)
  • Field Technician - Brockington & Associates, Inc. (USA) (2003-2005)
  • Field Technician - Stono Settlement (USA) (2003)

Educational experience

  • Organics Conservation Internship - The British Museum (2007-2008)
  • Volunteer - University College London Special Collections (2007)
  • Visiting Scholar - Arizona State Museum (2007)
  • Volunteer - Chedworth Roman Villa (UK) (2007)
  • Laboratory Internship - The Charleston Museum (USA) (2002-2003)

Professional

Professional Development

  • Scraping Gut & Plucking Feathers Seminar (Oct 2009)
  • Glass conservation workshop run by Stephen Koob (Sept 2009)
  • Going Green Conference (Apr 2009)
  • Holding It All Together (Feb 2008)
    Presented poster - Prehistoric and Ethnographic repair Techniques and Materials on Southwestern Native American Pottery
  • CCI Symposium – Preserving Aboriginal Heritage: Technical and Traditional Approaches (Sept 2007
    Presented poster - Cultural Pluralism: An Exploration of Utilizing Indigenous Techniques within Conservation
  • AIC Annual Meeting – Fakes, Forgeries, and Fabrications (April 2007)
    Presented poster - The Study and Possible Use of Cultural Repair Techniques within Conservation

Professional Memberships

  • Institute of Conservation (ICON) - Chair of ICON Ethnography Group Committee
  • American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)
  • American Institute of Archaeology (AIA)

Publications

White, C., Odegaard, N. & Shackle, A. 2009. British Museum Postprints: Holding It All Together Conference 2008. Prehistoric and ethnographic repair techniques and materials on southwestern Native American pottery. Archetype, London: 18-24.

Shackle, A., Sully, D., Peters, R. & White, C. 2009. British Museum Postprints: Holding It All Together Conference 2008. The use of ethnographic and scientific knowledge to explore Creosote lac repairs on pottery vessels at the Arizona State Museum. Archetype, London: 25-30.

Shackle, A. & Peters, R. 2007. ‘Cultural Pluralism: An Exploration of Utilizing Indigenous Techniques within Conservation’. In, C. Dignard, K. Helwig, J. Mason, K. Nanowin & T. Stone (eds.), Preserving Aboriginal Heritage: Technical and Traditional Approaches – Proceedings of Symposium 2007. Canadian Conservation Institute, Ottawa: 397-398.

Shackle, A.; Peters, R. & Odegaard, N. 2007. Journal of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. The Study and Possible Use of Cultural Repair Techniques within Conservation - Poster Session Abstract 2007

Poster abstracts

Shackle, A. 2007. International Council for Museums Committee for Conservation. Ethnographic Conservation Newsletter. Implementing a Cultural Pluralistic Paradigm within Conservation (Feb 2007) No. 28, 10-12.