Conservators are interesting to the Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal finds conservators interesting. A number of years ago for its “What’s Your Workout” series, it profiled Jim Coddington, head of conservation at the Museum of Modern Art. Recently, as part of its “What’s in Your Bag” series, it profiled Thomas Roby, a conservator of mosaics with the Getty Conservation Institute (“A Mosaic Expert Packs for Ruins in Tunisia”, by Hilary Potkewitz, August 5, 2015). Fortunately for public outreach, Roby carries two bags– one of which holds his tools– and the reader is told how each item in the bag is used in conservation work.