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Eleanor Evans

MSc Conservation Practice
Cardiff University

It has been an honour to have the Anna Plowden Scholarship for my second year of the MSc Conservation Practice course at Cardiff University. The first semester has been busy and I have been able to work on a large range of objects and create a network of contacts.

As an Egyptology graduate, I have a particular interest in Egyptian archaeological objects. I am currently project-managing work on an ancient Egyptian coffin from the Egypt Centre in Swansea, which involves conservation work on cartonnage, paint and wood. I am also working independently on an ancient Egyptian papyrus.

I have had work placements at Bolton Museum, Irish Archaeology Field School and Cardiff University Conservation Laboratory, where I have gained practical, hands-on experience, which has included conserving textiles and archaeological artefacts as well as custom mount-making.

At Cardiff University, I lead the Green Team, which aims to make conservation practice more sustainable through projects and education. In this role I ran a seminar at the University of Glasgow about sustainable conservation practice.