Jane Thompson-Webb

OMC Course Leader

Jane graduated in Archaeological Conservation from Cardiff University in 1993. After a spell as a self-employed object conservator, she moved into Collection Care. In 2001 she became the conservator on the project to re-locate Birmingham’s science and industry collection of 40,000 objects ranging from pen nibs to drop hammers. In 2003 Jane became a Conservator (Preventive) at Birmingham Museums Trust and is now Conservation Team Leader. In this post she is responsible for collection care across Birmingham’s nine sites. She began a programme of training and advice on collection care for museums in the West Midlands under the Renaissance in the Regions scheme and training is still one of the most enjoyable parts of the job. The best bit of the job is IPM and Jane is never happier than when she is staring at insects down a microscope.

She is the co-founder and administrator of the UK-based integrated pest management website, www.whatseatingyourcollection.com and is an accredited member of Icon and chairs its Care of Collections Group.

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