Key Info

  • Position Title
    Conservator, Collection Care & Conservation
  • Section
    Collection Care & Conservation
    Division
    Australian Museum Research Institute

Email Megan Dean-Jones

Megan is an Objects Conservator working across the Australian Museum’s collections. She is a storage specialist with a particular strength in creating bespoke housing systems to protect all types of collection material whilst in storage or on loan to other cultural institutions. Currently Megan is working with the Natural Sciences collections on numerous ongoing and short-term conservation projects. This includes carrying out detailed conservation analyses and undertaking remedial and complex treatments on Natural Science collection material to preserve the collection and meet the demands of both the in-house exhibition and Outward Loans programs. Megan also coordinates aspects of the Disaster Preparedness Program for the Museum.

Before working as a professional Conservator at the AM, Megan also worked for the St George Regional Museum as a Collection Manager and at the University of Sydney Museums and Gallery in their Materials Conservation lab.

Previous studies were in Psychology, Modern Languages and Graphic Design. Megan has worked as a Graphic Designer for international advertising agencies and the Australian magazine industry, including the Australian Women’s Weekly.

Megan has presented at AICCM National conferences and is a current member of the AICCM NSW Division.


Qualifications

  • Master of Arts in Museum Studies (with merit) - Sydney University, 2007
  • Bachelor of Arts, double major, Psychology and Italian - Sydney University 1990
  • Graphic Design Certificate (awarded 2nd place) - Randwick Technical College 1981

Appointments

  • Organising Committee - AICCM 2017 National Conference, Carrington Hotel Katoomba, November 2017

Publications

For Megan Dean-Jones' publications, please go to: https://aiccm.org.au/sites/default/files/NationalNewsletter_111_June2009_0.pdf