I became the museum’s assistant conservator just a few months before the new conservation lab opened. We have certainly made good use of the extra space! The lab is full with all kinds of glass objects in need of some TLC and that’s what I’m here for.
Sometimes the objects I treat are ones that have shattered into many small pieces and sometimes there are just one or two broken or missing pieces. A lot of the treatments are re-treatments of old repairs that have failed.
Usually I work on at least 2 or 3 objects at a time because the adhesives and resins we use can take days to completely set. Here are pictures of some of projects I recently finished or am currently working on. Check back for updates as these projects progress!