Say conservation in New Zealand and most of us start thinking about heading outdoors. But for Italian-born Carolina Izzo art conservation is definitely an indoor pursuit. After she finished training she ran her own business based in Naples through the 80s and 90s, working on collections belonging to the Italian State and other national and international institutions. After moving here in 2001 with her Kiwi husband, she worked at Te Papa and more recently opened a private studio in central Wellington. Jerome Cvitanovich asked her how she understood the term conservator.