Restorer of Ancient Works of Art
November 1995 - May 1996
Richard Tomkins Conservation and Restoration, London
Restored works in terracotta, bronze and stone. Cleaned, assembled, filled and made good objects from Classical Greece, Rome, Egypt and the surrounding area. Primary achievement was the restoration of two Etruscan terracotta sarcophagi.
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April 1995 - June 1995
Marlene Wilson Ceramic Restoration, Toronto
Evaluated and restored art and functional objects in ceramic, glass, stone, metal and wood to museum and industry standards.
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May 1992 - August 1992, February 1994
Archaeological Resource Centre, York, England
Assisted the manager in administrative duties including compilation of attendance figures, interpreted exhibits to the public, and researched finds in the collection of the York Archaeological Trust.
September 1988 - December 1989
Toronto Board of Education (Saturday Morning Program)
Designed and implemented a course on medieval history for gifted 10- to 14-year-olds using AV, crafts and discovery learning with artifacts and replicas.
May 1988 - July 1988
Canterbury Archaeological Trust, England & University College Cork, Ireland
Worked on excavations in an Anglo-Saxon cemetery in Canterbury and a Neolithic site at Lough Gur, Co. Limerick.
July 1986 - October 1987
Toronto Historical Board & Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto
Demonstrations and school programs in historic houses, and maintenance of the buildings and collections.
1995 University of Toronto
- Master of Museum Studies
- Thesis title: Experimental Archaeology as an Interpretive Method and a Research Tool
1989 University of Toronto
- Honours Bachelor of Arts
- Majors in History and Celtic Studies and minors in Anthropology and English
- Graduated with distinction
1983 Northern Secondary School, Toronto
- Secondary School Honours Graduation Diploma
- Level 6 (Gifted) Programme
- Graduated with high distinction
- Travel Grant, Museums Assistance Program,
- Teetzel Travel Award, University College, University of Toronto
- U. of T. Open Master's Fellowship, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto
- Ontario Graduate Scholarship (declined)
- Bertie Wilkinson Award, History Department, University of Toronto
- McLaughlin Sisters Memorial Scholarship, University College, University of Toronto
- C.L. Burton Open Scholarship, University College, University of Toronto
Skills and Languages
- read French and limited spoken French
- read Braille
- Macintosh computers, Windows, and UNIX
- common wordprocessors and spreadsheets
- design and use of databases for collections management and research
- HTML and Web page design
- Adobe Photoshop
- Internet software and resources
- basic bookkeeping
- music archaeology
- experimental archaeology
- the effectiveness of living history museums
- discovery learning
- medieval social history
- oral transmission of culture and technology
- pre-industrial metal and glass technology
- computer use in museums
Other Experience and Interests
- graphic and material arts (metalwork and enamelling, painting, calligraphy, musical instrument design and construction)
- performing arts (theatre, voice, harp)
- historical research and reenactment
- creation and maintenance of an electronic mailing list for patients with advanced breast cancer
- service on the division council of a housing cooperative
- co-managed a toy store for a summer while the owner was overseas
- 1992 Music in the Bedern, in Interim: Archaeology in York 17:3 (Autumn 1992).
- 1995 Experimental Archaeology as an Interpretive Method and a Research Tool, thesis submitted for MMSt.
- 1997 Beekeeping in the Middle Ages (forthcoming).
Menya Wolfe, March 28, 1997