Ember LundgrenPreservation Manager
Why did you want to work in archives and museums?
Childhood visits to interesting museums and historical places gave me an appreciation and curiosity about museums and being raised in Victoria the Royal BC Museum was a regular stop for my family.
How did you become a preservation manager?
My career in museums and archives began with volunteering during my university studies. I then went to Eastman House in Rochester, New York (the birthplace of Kodak) and trained in Motion Picture Film Preservation. A temporary position at the BC Archives opened and when it ended I was able to fill another position; photocopying records for clients, not my dream job but it taught me patience and gave me access to many different things. Eventually I was able to become a preservation specialist responsible for the physical care and management of the archival holdings. Now as preservation manager, I get to focus on a new area of collection care: digital preservation and conversion.
What does a preservation manager do?
As preservation manager, my staff and I work with all areas of the archives and museum to help preserve and make accessible items from our collection.
Stories by or about this person
Preservation Manager Ember Lundgren talks about the significance of the Jack Webster collection and the challenges of its preservation. From This Week in History.
Royal BC Museum Preservation Manager, Ember Lundgren talks about the Jack Webster collection.
Drex Live on News Talk 980, CKNW Vancouver. February 2015.
Preservation Manager Ember Lundgren writes about the Webster collection on pages 18 to 19 of the Winter 2014 edition of What’s Insight.