In 2008 I started work in University of Glasgow Archive Service. My responsibilities include all preservation issues at the Archive such as monitoring environmental controls, security, housekeeping, and storage and disaster preparedness. I also carry out paper conservation treatments in the University Library conservation studio with other conservators and professionals.
My preventive conservation work at the Archive unites training and overseeing to ensure that documents are handled and used correctly by staff members and the public. I am responsible for re-packaging, re-housing and advising on the correct storage of documents. My conservation work includes pre-treatment diagnostic examination and documentation; surface cleaning, aqueous paper treatments (where appropriate), paper, parchment and seal repair; humidification and flattening; and all aspects of archival materials conservation. I am a fully accredited conservator with the Professional Accreditation of Conservator – Restorers scheme through Icon (Institute of Conservation) since 2013.