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Emily Fryer 


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Emily Fryer is an objects conservator with a Masters in the Conservation of Historic Objects from Durham University, UK and a degree in geology. 

She has worked in conservation for over 20 years both in institutions and privately. She is a solutions focused conservator who sees the tangible and intangible needs of the objects around her and wants to ensure their needs are met by adopting a practical, evidence-based approach to their care.

Emily’s research interests are canned collections with a focus on preserving food and earthquake restraint methods, in particular temporary adhesive fixing solutions. She is fascinated with the ethics of conservation and the importance of objects being accessible to their communities. Her latest area of research is around hazardous collection objects, increasing awareness of them and the stories they tell.

Emily is currently Vice President of the New Zealand Conservators of Cultural Materials Pūmanaaki kahurangi (NZCCM).


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