Conservation on Social Media

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Contributors: Kari Rayner, Eve Mayberger, Jessica Betz Abel

This page, compiled and maintained by the Emerging Conservation Professionals Network (ECPN), lists social media platforms for select organizations, training programs, and institutions of interest to emerging conservation professionals (ECPs) or those seeking to learn more about the field of conservation. This list is not intended to be comprehensive; instead, the links below have been selected for their educational value. Please email [email protected] if you have a suggestion for a social media account or platform that would be appropriate to include on this page.

Inclusion on this page does not constitute an endorsement by ECPN or AIC.

AIC includes a more general list of select member accounts on social media and online platforms that can be found here, and a list of Allied Blogs can be found on the AIC Member Community. If you're interested in starting your own social media account or blog to showcase your work, see this YouTube video by Amber Kerr on her use of social media for art conservation.

Professional Organizations

The following professional organizations have social media accounts that spotlight the work of members and feature relevant articles:

Training Programs

Institutions and Private Labs

  • Penn Museum In the Artifact Lab blog Highlights:
    • Series of posts: “A Columnar Matter Part I-III: The Conservation and Installation of a 3rd Millennium BCE Mosaic Column from Al ‘Ubaid” by Graduate Intern Marci Jefcoat Burton, 2018
    • Series of posts: “Ancient Panel Painting: Examination, Analysis, and Research (APPEAR) Project” (Parts 1-6) by Graduate Intern Eve Mayberger, 2015-2016
  • Brooklyn Museum's Tumblr and Instagram (@brooklynmuseum)
    • Post by Mellon Fellow Kerith Koss detailing the conservation of an Islamic tile panel, 2012
  • National Museums of Scotland blog
    • Post ”Crystal clear: How West Dean College conservation students contributed to a glass cleaning project” by Lorna Calcutt, 2018
    • Post “Pilcher’s Hawk gets its wings: an internship with textiles conservation” by Nora Frankel and Harriet Perkins, 2016
  • Zenzie Tinker Textile Conservation Blog Highlight:
    • Series of posts: “Hats off to Hats: Conservation of Hats through an Intern’s Eyes” (Parts 1-5), 2018
  • National Trust Textile Conservation Studio Blog Highlight:
    • Post on the Textile Conservation Studio’s Levy Internship, detailing one intern’s experiences and projects over the course of her internship
  • Conservation and Preservation Department of NYU Libraries Instagram (@nyupreservation): Posts showing current projects, intern activities, and workshops

Interest Groups