Ms Chelsea McKibbin

Ms Chelsea McKibbin

Conservator

Department: Core Research Laboratories
Division: Conservation Centre

Specialisms

Accredited Conservator, Care and conservation of fluid specimens, Care and conservation of taxidermy, Collections Care, Conservation

Summary

Chelsea gained her Accredited Conservator status in 2019, a peer-reviewed professional qualification administered by the Institute of Conservation. Her current responsibilities include completing remedial conservation treatment of specimens for exhibition and research, providing conservation advice and support for project based issues, as well as drop in collection concerns. Chelsea's ongoing conservation interests include treatment of Life Sciences specimens, in particular the unique challenges of fluid collections.

Qualifications

Degrees

Collections Conservation and Management, Sir Sandford Fleming, Canada, 2007 - 2008

Applied Museum Studies, Algonquin College, Canada, 2004 - 2007

Highlighted publications

McKibbin C, Read E (2018) Ruffled Feathers: Conservation of Taxidermy Bird Specimens. Icon Textile Group Forum: The Nature of Textiles, 215 5 - 21 5 5The Institute of Consevation : 42 - 59.

Memberships

Member, The Institute of Conservation.

The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC).

Member, Natural Sciences Collections Association (NatSCA).

Publications

McKibbin C, Read E (2018) Ruffled Feathers: Conservation of Taxidermy Bird Specimens. Icon Textile Group Forum: The Nature of Textiles, 215 5 - 21 5 5The Institute of Consevation : 42 - 59.

Allington-Jones L, McKibbin C (2017) Here Comes the Sun(Fish): Conservation and Restorage of an Extraordinary Natural History Specimen. Collection Forum, 31 (1-2) : 53 - 69.

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.

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)..

Guest lectures

Icon Textile Group Forum: The Nature of Textiles, Museum of London,

Icon Furniture and Wooden Object Group Symposium, The Linnean Society, London, United Kingdom,

Introduction

Summary

Chelsea gained her Accredited Conservator status in 2019, a peer-reviewed professional qualification administered by the Institute of Conservation. Her current responsibilities include completing remedial conservation treatment of specimens for exhibition and research, providing conservation advice and support for project based issues, as well as drop in collection concerns. Chelsea's ongoing conservation interests include treatment of Life Sciences specimens, in particular the unique challenges of fluid collections.

Qualifications

Degrees

Collections Conservation and Management, Sir Sandford Fleming, Canada, 2007 - 2008

Applied Museum Studies, Algonquin College, Canada, 2004 - 2007

Highlighted publications

McKibbin C, Read E (2018) Ruffled Feathers: Conservation of Taxidermy Bird Specimens. Icon Textile Group Forum: The Nature of Textiles, 215 5 - 21 5 5The Institute of Consevation : 42 - 59.

Professional activities

Memberships

Member, The Institute of Conservation.

The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC).

Member, Natural Sciences Collections Association (NatSCA).

Publications

Publications

McKibbin C, Read E (2018) Ruffled Feathers: Conservation of Taxidermy Bird Specimens. Icon Textile Group Forum: The Nature of Textiles, 215 5 - 21 5 5The Institute of Consevation : 42 - 59.

Allington-Jones L, McKibbin C (2017) Here Comes the Sun(Fish): Conservation and Restorage of an Extraordinary Natural History Specimen. Collection Forum, 31 (1-2) : 53 - 69.

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.

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)..

Impact and outreach

Guest lectures

Icon Textile Group Forum: The Nature of Textiles, Museum of London,

Icon Furniture and Wooden Object Group Symposium, The Linnean Society, London, United Kingdom,