This post is meant to capture a moment in time. Today. Our launch party. How did we get here, what have we built, where are we going?
What is Conservation? To truly understand why conservation is important, we have to take a step back and talk about what conservation actually is.
Austin has been caught between the hard science of numbers and the soft science of human decision making for his entire career. It started early with math team, moved to a degree in Sociology, and ended up here at Conserv empowering conservation professionals to do more with data.
Let's start with something controversial, environmental data collected from data loggers or sensors is pretty useless by itself. What's valuable is the ability to interpret the data and take some action to create environments that support the longevity of cultural objects. That interpretation is handled by the software and by people working together to create a stable environment. Sensors are just the start.
Conservation professionals are quiet heroes. Every day, all over the world, millions of conservation professionals spend their days taking care of art and cultural collections. Many of these people have the title conservator, most don't. It's a diverse group in terms of background, experience, title, and skill level.