Davison Chiwara is a lecturer in the Department of Archaeology, Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies at Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. He is a doctoral candidate with the University of Pretoria doing a PhD in Heritage and Museum Studies. His PhD focuses on the discovery of pesticides contaminants on organic collections at the Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe, and assessing their effects on the safety of users and the conservation of collections. He is a holder of an honours degree in Archaeology and a masters degree in Museum Studies, both obtained at the Midlands State University, Zimbabwe. His research interests lie in the conservation of heritage and museums and gallery practice. He has presented several research papers at American Institute of Conservation (AIC) Annual Meetings; International Institute of Conservation (IIC) Congresses; Culture in Crisis Conference; Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) Living Matter Symposium and other regional conferences on cultural heritage management in Africa. He has published his research works with the Museum International Journal and the Studies in Conservation Journal of the International Institute of Conservation.