Tapa: Situating Pacific Barkcloth in Time and Place

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University of Glasgow, UK. Research Conservator.

I am an object conservator specialising in organic materials, especially those found in the contexts of ethnographic and archaeological collections. Prior to taking on the Research Conservator post for the project, I have worked in institutions such as the Pitt-Rivers Museum and the British Museum, where I worked extensively with a wide range of objects from Oceanic and African collections. My research interests are in the conservation of barkcloth and basketry objects. I also have strong interests in the use and application of Japanese paper in object conservation, as well as the way in which the practice of object conservation can engage with the evidence of object use we find in museum collections.