I became interested in Archaeology when I was 17. I went to the Royal Ontario Museum with my parents, and saw Antjau, the mummy on display in the Egyptian gallery. I started researching archaeology, and quickly decided it was the right career for me. While on a dig I found I was at home working in the lab, cleaning samples and repackaging them. From there I became interested in working as a conservator, as I would be able
Trent University – BAH Anthropological Archaeology
At Trent University, I was able to begin my first steps towards becoming a museum conservator. I learned about construction methods for a variety of objects and the materials used to make them. I was Treasurer of the Anthropology Society, and volunteered in the Wet Lab, labeling animal remains for the reference collection.
Fleming College – Cultural Heritage and Conservation Management Certificate
At Fleming I received the hands-on experience needed to conserve objects, as well as the scientific knowledge to ensure safe treatments. The objects treated ranged from ferrous materials to paper and fabrics.