JAIC 2005, Volume 44, Number 2, Article 6 (pp. 127 to 141)
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JAIC 2005, Volume 44, Number 2, Article 6 (pp. 127 to 141)

AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO RISK ASSESSMENTS AND CONDITION SURVEYS

JOEL TAYLOR



NOTES

1. The process of using the condition survey to refine estimates of material types was devised by Halahan Associates while carrying out the English Heritage audit.

2. Discussion with Claire Smith, senior collections conservator, was the basis for demarcating between risk scores with and without value. Risk scores with value determine the overall priority for the Collections Conservation Team; risk scores without value determine the projected deterioration of a collection from a given risk.



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AUTHOR INFORMATION

JOEL TAYLOR graduated from Cardiff University with a BS in archaeological conservation in 1996. He has had an interest in collection surveys since then, conducting research in this field as an undergraduate, for which he won the Jerwood Foundation “Student Conservator of the Year” award in the United Kingdom. He has continued this interest, now reading part-time for a PhD. He worked as a housekeeper and objects conservator in the Museum of Welsh Life (National Museums and Galleries of Wales) before joining English Heritage in 1999 as its first environmental management intern, then collections conservator and senior collections conservator. He now works as a research fellow at the University College London (UCL) Centre for Sustainable Heritage. Address: Centre for Sustainable Heritage, Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK. email: joel.taylor@ucl.ac.uk


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