Founder & Preventive Conservation Consultant
Claire was trained in Archaeological Conservation and Care of Collections at Cardiff University and has since enjoyed a 20-year career as a preventive conservator. Claire was accredited by the Institute of Conservation in 2010, and became an assessor for the Institute’s accreditation scheme in 2012 and a mentor in 2014.
Starting out with the National Trust, working on environmental monitoring/control, Claire went on to become the Trust’s Assistant Conservator for Wales. Later, she transferred to English Heritage where, for 13 years, she was the Senior Collections Conservator and twice the acting Head of Collections Conservation.
Leading her team of conservators and collections-care assistants, Claire built considerable expertise in: the safe cleaning, displaying, and storing of artefacts; supervising hospitality and filming events; and monitoring/controlling environmental aspects of collections care, including pest control and building-work oversight.
Claire also worked on several renovation and exhibition projects, including being the conservator for the design and installation of the new Stonehenge Visitor Centre. She also serves on the Fabric Advisory Committee for Leicester Cathedral.