Graduate intern Beth Hall updates us on what she’s been up to in the last month or so…
Hello, it’s Beth! Back again with another update from my Archives and Special Collections internship.
I promised an update on my time with conservation in my last post, and what a fascinating couple of weeks it has been.
We kicked off with a tour of the building, with a view to look at the conservation measures that we have in place to keep the collections safe. We have pest traps around the building (not necessarily to catch all the insects we might have here as you might think, but to monitor their levels and where they are likely to be found), which are mostly by the strong rooms where the collections are kept. We also have temperature and humidity monitors that make sure the environment for the collections are stable. These are regularly checked, and radiators come on if humidity levels get too high to make sure everything balances out!
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