Donna Teasdale


Archaeological conservator


Diploma in Collections Conservation and Management (CCM), Sir Sandford
Fleming College, 2004
Diploma in Heritage Resources, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2003
B.A. Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2003


Phone: (709) 864-7572
Office: Conservation Laboratory, QC-1004A

Before joining the Department of Archaeology, I worked for three years as a conservator for the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory and four years as Conservator at the Colony of Avalon Foundation in Ferryland. I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of groups including archaeologists, curators and conservators on a wide range of artifacts excavated from terrestrial and marine contexts, both aboriginal and colonial. The archaeological research carried out at Memorial allows me to work on a diverse range of materials from numerous projects undertaken all over the province, from northern Labrador to the southern Avalon. My current work mainly involves the treatment of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and organic artifacts. Each new assemblage and artifact presents its own set of conservation challenges and I am particularly interested in new ways of treating composite artifacts manufactured from materials such as iron/lead, iron/bone, iron/wood to name but a few.