On the definition of ‘Conservator’ and public perception

I am a conservator. A vague statement, I know. As a vocation, conservation remains poorly defined, at least to those who do not find themselves within it. The issue of terminology has been exhaustively addressed [1]. Whilst those who are not employed within a particular profession often lack an understanding of that profession’s intricacies, they... Continue Reading →

Artefact of the Week – Mihrab (Prayer niche) 15th-16th century AD

  This week, Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Adha, or 'Festival of Sacrifice'. Our Artefact of the Week, the Mihrab, reflects the importance of prayer and art in Islamic culture. What is Eid al-Adha? The festival is a commemoration of Prophet Ibrahim's (peace be upon him) commitment to God's will to sacrifice his most... Continue Reading →

Autism in the Museum

The article explores autism in the museum through Firing Line Museum of The Queen’s Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh located in the Interpretation Centre of Cardiff Castle.

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