Hello conservators and aficionados! I am taking advantage of a "brief break from my break" to wish you all a very happy 2011 from a sunnier latitude!
Also, make sure you check out this insightful text on impermanence and conservators' quests to prolong the longevity of things: A conservator ponders impermanence by Kevin Driedger. You will find some food for thought there.
You will find Driedger's text on the PCAN blog , a really interesting blog, by the way.