Ho ho ho! We pull some Christmas crackers, talk about Christmas objects in collections, make some predictions for the year ahead, and sing a special conservation carol. :) We also talk to Diana McCormack, the Antarctic Conservation Trust’s first Conservation Ambassador! 00:00:33 Christmas crackers! (plus terrible jokes) 00:06:23 Seasonal objects in collections 00:14:34 Christmas in museums 00:18:58 Predictions for 2018 00:27:32 Looking back on 2017 00:30:15 Interview with Diana McCormack straight from Antarctica! 00:49:39 Twelve Days of a Conservator’s Christmas 00:54:22 The Big Christmas Giveaway! Show Notes: - A Brief History of the British Christmas Cracker: http://www.historyextra.com/article/premium/christmas-crackers - Mitchell & Webb Look explorers sketch: https://streamable.com/s8beb - The Polar Museum blog entry about polar explorer birthdays: https://www.spri.cam.ac.uk/museum/news/fun/2015/12/23/are-polar-explorers-more-likely-to-be-born-on-christmas-day/ - Diana McCormack’s job: https://www.nzaht.org/pages/conservation-ambassador-diana-mccormack - Blog entries by Diana: https://www.nzaht.org/conservation/antarctic-blog/cod-liver-oil and https://www.nzaht.org/pages/antarctic-field-training and https://www.nzaht.org/conservation/antarctic-blog/visiting-the-nimrod-hut-at-cape-royds - Details of the Christmas Giveaway: http://thecword.show/christmas-giveaway-contest-2017 Carol text for The Twelve Days of a Conservator’s Christmas (written by Kloe Ramsey, Christina Rozeik, and Jenny Mathiasson): 1 a tube of B72 2 purple gloves 3 fresh finds 4 crawling furs 5 old rings 6 hats a-fraying 7 pots for packing 8 books for binding 9 rugs unravelling 10 jars a-seeping 11 paintings peeling 12 coins corroding For more on The C Word please follow us on Twitter @thecwordpodcast, email us on email@example.com, or subscribe via our website, http://thecword.show Support us on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/thecword Hosted by Jenny Mathiasson, Kloe Rumsey, and Christina Rozeik. Intro and outro music by DDmyzik used under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Additional sound effects from Sound Bible audio library. Made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license. A Wooden Dice production, 2017.