The world of restoring timeless art and historic objects may not be one you’d first pick to be the most active in the world of social media but that’s where you would be wrong! LinkedIN and Twitter in particular is a buzzing hub of insight into this fascinating industry where rarely seen behind the scenes action shots of conservation studios and museums is revealed. Whether you’re in the industry or have a keen interest, read on to discover our top pick of favourite accounts to follow on Twitter.
Organisations & Groups
These accounts provide a wealth of information worth following for, ranging from industry event announcements and job news to projects in-action and much more!
Icon “The Institute of Conservation: the lead voice in the UK for the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage: collections & buildings.”
HRP_Conservators Insight into the conservation work taking place at the Historic Royal Palaces
Archives of Ontario “We collect, preserve and make available Ontario’s documentary heritage.”
Reynolds Conservation “Reynolds Conservation Ltd. Conserving the past & building the future. Historic Building Conservation & Restoration. Roofing & Leadwork Specialists”
Chroma Conservation “Conservation of historic interiors, wall paintings, polychromatic and gilded surfaces including their related substrates of stone, timber, plaster and metals.”
Here we’ve picked our favourite individual conservators to follow for a personal insight into the day to day life as a conservator, ranging from archival and textiles to paper as well as Heads of Collection Care for all important ‘in-the-moment’ event and topical tweets.
Lorraine Finch “LFCP for all your conservation and preservation needs. Archives, film, sound and photographs are my specialisms.”
Melina Plottu “Textile conservator @museumoflondon. Here, all views my own.”
Jess Hyslop “Book & Paper Conservator. @TheArtsSociety_ Zena Walker Scholar 2014-2016. All views my own.”
Louisa Burden “Head of Conservation and Collections Care @sciencemuseum, @mediamuseum, @railwaymuseum, @msimanchester. Avid learner, keen walker and knitter. All views my own”
Chloë Morley “Conservation & Collections Management, V&A / Contemporary Art Enthusiast. MA Art Gallery & Museum Studies. BA Fine Art.”
Arthur Green “Independent book & paper conservator”
Willard on Twitter! We’re regulars on Twitter and often report on the latest news and happenings in the industry as well as keeping our followers up to date with our latest product developments and bespoke tool designs for special projects – follow us here!
Conservation Case Studies
If it’s the latest conservation projects you’re looking for, we recommend you join us on LinkedIN and follow our page where we regularly post the best in conservation case studies from around the world! Covering a broad range of projects, follow our page here.
Do you have news you would like us to share or would like us to publish your conservation project? Simply tag us @WiillardCEE!