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Sarah Morton, 2006/07

Sarah Morton received an Anna Plowden Trust bursary whilst she was studying on the MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums at University College London.

During her second year she had a placement at the Museum of London during which she worked on a wide range of projects and consolidated the practical skills she learned in the first year of the MSc as well as developing new skills and treating materials she had not previously worked on.

She commented that “One of the most interesting projects … was the display of the sarcophagus and human remains discovered during excavations at St Martin in the Fields. The project was particularly challenging as the ethics of displaying the remains and the effect of any conservation treatments had to be carefullyconsidered… Along with my conservation skills my time management and organisational skills have also developed. Overall I feel that the internship provided a good base for my career as a professional conservator. The skills I developed … have allowed me to make the transition into a professional role in which I will continue to learn anddevelop”.