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.
My current role includes remedial and preventive conservation, replication, fossil preparation and management of teams of students and volunteers.
Small Ichthyosaur (cleaned and mounted)
2009-2011 MA in Principles of Conservation, University College London
Jan-Apr 2006 Chemistry for Conservators, International Academic Projects
June 2005 Practical Insect Pest Management, International Academic Projects
2003-2006 MSc Museum Studies, University of Leicester
2000-2001 MSc Palaeobiology, University of Bristol
1996-1999 BSc (hons) Geology, University of Durham
Natural History Museum, London
January 2009 - present
Facilities Manager (Palaeo Conservation Unit)
Natural History Museum, London
Stegosaur jaw (repaired and re-boxed)
Geology Documentation Assistant
Peterborough Museum, Cambridgeshire
Cleaning zoological specimens on display at the Natural History Museum
Thurlby Thandar Instruments, Huntingdon
Horniman Museum, London
Department of Zoology, Natural History Museum, London
Department of Palaeontology, Natural History Museum, London
October 2004 - September 2007
Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, Cambridgeshire
August 2001 - September 2004
Soke Archaeological Services, Peterborough
December 2000 - July 2001
Palaeontology Lab, Bristol University
Allington-Jones, L. & Bernucci, A. (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) Applying glass conservation techniques to a mineral vase. Geological Curator.
Allington-Jones, L. & Sherlock, E. (2014) Snagged setae: evaluating alternatives to cotton wool bungs for liquid-stored specimens. Collections Forum 28.
Bernucci, A. & Allington-Jones, L. (2014) Conservation of James Sowerby’s Fungi Models. Journal of Natural Science Collections 2.
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, Vol 11, No 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 (Issue No. 17).
Allington-Jones, L. (2012) Bad Influence - Acetic Acid Preparation of a Pterosaur in Metamorphosed Limestone. (poster for 21st meeting of the Symposium of Palaeontological Preparation and Conservation, 10-14 September 2012, Oxford).
Allington-Jones, L. (2012) Going to The Other Side – Acid Preparation of Dinosaur Bones from Atherfield Bay. (poster for 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).
Verveniotou, E., Allington-Jones, L. & Bernucci, A. (2011) Building Conservation-Grade Support Systems for the Long-Term Storage of Fossil Vertebrates (poster for SPPC/GCG).
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. (2010) Do objects have bibliographies or careers…or do they evolve? IIC News, October 2010.
Allington-Jones, Lu, Braddy, Simon J. and Trueman, Clive N. (2010) Palaeoenvironmental implications of the ichnology and geochemistry of the Westbury Formation (Rhaetian), Westbury-on-Severn, south-west England. Palaeontology, 53, (3), 491-596.
Allington-Jones, L. (2010) The Repair and Support of Two Crocodiles (poster)
Allington-Jones, L. (2010) Casting the Clacton Spear (poster)
Verveniotou, E., Bernucci, A. and Allington-Jones, L. (2010) Oddy Materials Testing (poster)