An account of conservation and preservation work in connection with Design Archives' projects written by Sirpa Kutilainen. She joined the Design Archives in 2002 and works as the Design Archives’ Preservation and Digital Resources Coordinator, undertaking collection care, preservation, digitisation and conservation duties. These responsibilities include preparing materials for exhibitions and loans for clients and partners such as The Photographers Gallery, The National Theatre, Margaret Howell, Hayward Gallery, Pallant House Gallery, Tate, Whitechapel Art Gallery, The Jewish Museum and The Fashion and Textiles Museum. Her passion and research interests lie in paper- and preventive conservation, preservation issues and museology.
Welcome to my diary/blog in which I write about conservation and digitisation of archival collections. My name is Sirpa and I have been working at the University of Brighton Design Archives since 2002. In June 2010 I graduated from the PgDip Conservation course at the University of the Arts, London at Camberwell and this blog is here to act as a continuation of my research, interest and passion in the study of paper conservation and my continuing work in the field of digitisation.