Follow Conservator Vanessa as she prepares four of Julia Margaret Cameron’s photographs to go on display at the National Portrait Gallery.
Vanessa is Conservator at the National Science and Media Museum, and is responsible for the physical care of our collection. Vanessa ensures the objects in our collection are maintained in a suitable environment and provides conservation expertise throughout the museum’s teams.
To celebrate Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary, Conservator Vanessa reveals how we care for objects from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop that were used to record Who’s famous theme music.
As spooky season approaches, conservator Vanessa shares a task that she finds truly terrifying…
We recently acquired a large collection of magic lantern slides. Hear from conservator Vanessa Torres about the work it took to make these fascinating objects part of our collection.
In a second blog post about how we care for our collection, conservator Vanessa Torres looks at how photographs are prepared for travel across the world.
Go behind the scenes and find out how we care for our collection. Here, conservator Vanessa Torres explains how the Ellis collection of daguerreotypes was re-housed.
Large format Polaroid photographs—some more than 2m high and 1m wide—were made in an instant but offer a challenge when it comes to long-term preservation.