Carmen Vida, Researcher, UCL
Carmen Vida studied Archaeology before gaining an MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums with Distinction in 2013 (UCL Institute of Archaeology, London). In 2011 and 2013 she took part in two projects organized by Heritage without Borders, running conservation training courses in Sarajevo and Kosovo. She has completed internships at the British Museum, Organics section, working with Barbara Wills on the conservation of naturally mummified human remains, and at the Museum of London Archaeological Conservation Section.
Ms Vida has worked as an objects conservator for different institutions, including the University of Cambridge Museums. She is currently a Teaching Assistant for the MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums at UCL, and a Researcher for the Coming Clean project. She is also a Researcher Conservator in the Transitional Objects: The Peter Ucko Collection Project at UCL, examining heritage practice through the process of museumification of Peter Ucko’s collection of archaeological objects. She has a particular interest in organic and composite objects and anything that communicates conservation.