Dr. Ticca Ogilvie ACR
I am an Accredited Conservator with more than 25 years' experience in the investigation and conservation of cultural heritage objects. A deep knowledge of collection care and preventive conservation gained through practical application in museums has enabled me to provide pragmatic and appropriate advice to heritage institutions and individuals alike. I have extensive experience teaching and training on conservation-related topics, to audiences from emerging conservation professionals, to museum professionals, to non-conservator interest groups such as metal detectorists, and volunteers. With non-conservators I value a focus on communicating the technical complexities of conservation work and its role in increasing public access to heritage, while enabling non-conservators to contribute to the care and conservation of their heritage.
I act as an Assessor for the Institute of Conservation's Professional Accreditation of Conservator-Restorers framework, and am also a Trustee and Conservation Advisor to the Glencoe Folk Museum.
Borders Conservation Studio operates from a fully equipped, secure conservation studio, and, where appropriate, in situ at the historic property or museum. Flexibility, responding to urgent requests, and meeting difficult project deadlines are services I take pride in.
Services: Remedial conservation of objects made of inorganic and organic materials; collections and conservation management plans; condition assessment of collections; advice on display conditions; design of controlled microclimates; safe packaging and transport of fragile objects; storage solutions.
BSc (MSc) in Conservation of Archaeological & Museum Objects Institute of Archaeology, University College London
PhD Conservation Science (wood-water relations and degradation assessment in archaeological wood) University of Durham
Project Management, Executive training course, University of Bath, UK
Agile Fundamentals: the Agile mindset for project management
New Methods of Cleaning Painted Surfaces, International Academic Projects (IAP), Richard Wolbers, Courtauld, London, UK, 2004 Electrochemical Techniques in Metals Conservation, Haute Ecole d'Arts Appliqués, Christian Degrigny, Neuchatel, Switzerland, 2008 Identification of Wood, Dorothy Catling, IAP, London, UK, 1993, Caroline Cartwright, Cambridge, 2007
University of Gothenburg: Senior Lecturer and Conservation Programme Coordinator Delivered lectures and practical skills training on the topics of inorganic and organic materials conservation, preventive conservation and collections care. Coordinated BSc/MA Programme in Conservation of Cultural Heritage Objects.
National Museums Scotland: Head of Artefacts Conservation Coordinated the work of the Artefact Conservation section. Carried out object conservation and research, including freshly excavated finds from museum-sponsored excavations. Provided technical advice and training on conservation and preventive issues both within the museum and to Scottish independent museums. (loans transport, crate design and packaging for couriers, conservation of firearms). Designed public engagement events.
Bristol Museums & Art Gallery: Antiquities Conservator and Conservation Manager Carried out conservation and object research on the collections from Bristol Museums’ six museums and archaeology unit. Developed a successful funding bid for the study, conservation and re-display of Bristol Museum’s important Chinese glass collection, incl. storage and display-case technical specifications and special environment design. Coordinated conservation planning towards development of new Museum of Bristol
Institute for Nautical Archaeology, Bodrum, Turkey: Archaeological Conservator Responsible for conservation of finds from the Uluburun shipwreck (Turkey)
Museum of London Archaeological Service: Prepared technical reports for the timbers excavated at the Roman Amphitheatre excavations at the Guildhall, London; University of Thessaloniki excavations at the Royal Tombs, Vergina, Greece: Conservation of finds and wall paintings; Konserveringscentret, Gram, Denmark: Conserved organic and inorganic objects from archaeological sites and museums throughout Jutland; Fitzwilliam Museum, Department of Antiquities: Assistant Conservator (short contract)