TIPS & TRICKS

Here you can find a range of tips and tricks shared by the conservation community on social media to make your lab, studio or museum more sustainable in day to day tasks, be it saving energy by using reminder stickers or creative ways of re-using nitrile gloves.

Do you have your own tip you would like to share on this page? Please get in touch via email or the contact form.

Fully cured epoxy scraps

Fully cured epoxy scraps

Glass butter dish for soap

Glass butter dish for soap

Holding joints together with bicycle inner tubes

Holding joints together with bicycle inner tubes

Tobacco boxes for tools

Tobacco boxes for tools

Re-using plexiglass, bottle caps and tips of pipettes

Re-using plexiglass, bottle caps and tips of pipettes

Bamboo brushes

Bamboo brushes

Collecting cut-offs for re-use

Collecting cut-offs for re-use

Re-useing foam cut-offs

Re-useing foam cut-offs

Re-using pipettes

Re-using pipettes

Re-using old cards as spatulas

Re-using old cards as spatulas

Wax cut-offs

Wax cut-offs

Old nitrile gloves

Old nitrile gloves

Recycling nitrile gloves

Recycling nitrile gloves

Reviving dried brushes

Reviving dried brushes

Mark your plastic tools

Mark your plastic tools

Plaster

Plaster

Green solvents

Green solvents

Fully cured Paraloid B-72

Fully cured Paraloid B-72

Substitutes for scalpel blades

Substitutes for scalpel blades

Energy saving stickers

Energy saving stickers

Re-use gloves

Re-use gloves

Re-using polyethylene board cut-offs

Re-using polyethylene board cut-offs

Using thermos

Using thermos

Use what you have first before replacing plastic tools

Use what you have first before replacing plastic tools

Pool noodles as holder for brushes

Pool noodles as holder for brushes

Old pens and Dremel-type diamond points

Old pens and Dremel-type diamond points

Museums and climate change – five videos to help you take action

Museums and climate change – five videos to help you take action

Repurposing White Out tubes for PVA

Repurposing White Out tubes for PVA

Collecting old nails

Collecting old nails

Museums and climate change

Museums and climate change

Christmas tip - Froebel stars and bows from Melinex or excess gift wrappings

Christmas tip - Froebel stars and bows from Melinex or excess gift wrappings

Christmas tip - Melinex and cloth as gift bows and baubles

Christmas tip - Melinex and cloth as gift bows and baubles

Christmas tip - Canvas cut-offs for gift wrapping

Christmas tip - Canvas cut-offs for gift wrapping

Christmas tip - Remnants of acrylics as bauble decoration

Christmas tip - Remnants of acrylics as bauble decoration

Christmas tip - Kintsugi vase as present

Christmas tip - Kintsugi vase as present

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Sustainability in Conservation is an online network providing resources and information about environmentally responsible practices  in art conservation and related fields. Within a practice that produces so much waste, we hope to inspire collaboration and awareness to make cultural heritage a more sustainabile profession. 

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