ConserveThis! Archive

Pretending to be an objects conservator…

Yesterday, I got to pretend to be an objects conservator, while repairing our beloved plastic Japanese squid clock with conservation adhesive called Butvar B-76.

I knocked the clock off the wall weeks ago, and it shattered into several pieces. Because of the complexity of the breaks, I had to be a human clamp and manually hold the pieces together while waiting for the adhesive to dry. 

I then knocked it off the table about a week later, and it broke all over again. I haven’t had the heart to try and put it back together since.