Miss Chelsea McKibbin

Chelsea McKibbin
  • Conservator
  • Science Facilities department
  • Conservation Centre
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road


Employment history

August 2011- present             Conservator, Natural History Museum    

  • conducting remedial conservation treatments including stabilization and repair of specimens for exhibition and research;
  • assisting in the preventive conservation programme including: condition reporting, environmental monitoring, accelerated age testing of new materials and products;
  • providing conservation advice and support for project based issues, as well as general collection concerns;
  • producing replications on a range of specimens to support research and curation;
  • maintaining and managing laboratory spaces, including health and safety;
  • Managing and procuring laboratory and curatorial collections project resources, as well as maintain the emergency salvage supplies.

July 2010 – July 2011            Collections Care Assistant, National Museums Scotland

January 2009 – May 2010     Preventive Conservator, Kensington Palace, Historic Royal 

May 2006 – August 2007      Collections Assistant, Cumberland Heritage Village Museum

Education Experience

2008     Preventive Conservator Internship, Hampton Court Palace, Historic Royal Palaces

2007     Conservation Technician, Parks Canada

2006     Collections Assistant, Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation

2006     Conservation Technician, Canadian Museum of Nature


2007-2008     Collections Conservation and Management, Fleming College

2003-2007     Applied Museum Studies, Algonquin College

Professional Roles

Professional Affiliations

  • Natural Sciences Collections Association (NatSCA)
  • The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC)