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Jenny Mathiasson is one of the Collections Care Officers, supporting the eight University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) with their training and preventive conservation.

With a background in both Mediterranean history and general science in Sweden, Jenny moved to the UK and went on to gain a BSc (Hons) in Heritage Conservation from Bournemouth University in 2010. While choosing conservation as a vocation, she maintained a fondness for archaeology, architecture and heritage interpretation both during and after her degree. After an internship at Manchester Museum in 2009 she decided to fully pursue object conservation as a career.

Upon graduation Jenny moved to Wales to get her MSc in Conservation Practice at Cardiff University. During her internship at the Collections Unit in Dundee in 2011 she worked extensively on Egyptian cartonnage, as well as with a comprehensive survey of the archaeological store. She graduated with merit in 2012 and went on to work as a project conservator for the university conservation department, while also working with the digitisation of archaeological records in Wales and volunteering as a collections assistant at the Firing Line: Museum of the Welsh Soldier.

In 2013 Jenny joined the University of Cambridge Museums and worked on the Two Temple Place project as an objects conservator. Since then she has been working on a number of loans and exhibitions within the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. She is now one of the part-time Collections Care Officers and preventive conservators at the Fitzwilliam.

She is a keen supporter of outreach activities for the differently abled, and has a special interest in Egyptology and ethnographic conservation. Jenny is also a member of the Museum Association, ICON and the IIC.

The Fitzwilliam Museum : Meet the Conservators

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