Reversible is a bi-annual zine aimed at the conservation community across disciplines. The idea of the zine is to offer a less formal, humorous, creative and informative mini journal that bridges the gap between formal conservation journals and the creative and social communities both within and outside Conservation.

Why the name Reversible?

In conservation one of the key ethical dilemmas/aims of all treatments are that they should be reversible. This is often in reality not as practical as it would ideally be and has to be continually questioned and considered. 

What part do artists play in Reversible?

Each issue will be taken over by a different artist to visually tailor the zine to demonstrate their personal style and promote their work with reference to the theme of that particular zine issue.

We hope to raise awareness of conservation for creatives, by asking the artists what materials they use for the artworks featured in the zine and raising the question of how they would like their work to be preserved. It will also help promote different artists style and techniques to the conservation community.

Would you like to help contribute towards Reversible Zine?

We want to make Reversible Zine something that is owned by the whole conservation community, somewhere we can collaborate and have fun. If you have any ideas or would like to contribute something towards the zine then why not contact us at

reversiblezine@gmail.com