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UK-wide freelance conservators

About us

We are a collective of freelance conservators who met while working at the Natural History Museum in London. We undertake projects across the UK covering a wide range of conservation skills and specialisms, having worked extensively with:


Decorative surfaces

Archival materials

Archaeological artifacts




Ethnographic objects

Geological materials

…and much more.

We also carry out surveying of collections & archives to establish content and condition, using this information to create storage solutions and care programs.

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Our team

Erica Read

Erica studied Conservation at Camberwell College of Arts, a course noted for its paper conservation. She has worked with a wide range of materials and has a particular interest in the conservation of taxidermy specimens.

Nicola Harrison

Nicola studied Conservation for Archaeology and Museums at UCL, training which focused on the conservation of archaeological material. Nicola is particularly interested in ethnographic and natural history conservation.

Cheryl Lynn

Cheryl trained in the conservation of decorative surfaces and objects made of stone, wood and other sculptural materials at City & Guilds of London Art School. She is especially interested in natural history conservation.

Kay Saunders

Kay studied Conservation at Camberwell College of Art where she trained in traditional bookbinding techniques as well as paper, textile and natural history conservation. She has worked extensively with natural history specimens and has a particular interest in ethnographic artefacts made from keratinous material.

As individuals we have worked on projects for…

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