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Subject: Project conservators at historic houses

Project conservators at historic houses

From: Kirstie Sessford <kirstie.sessford>
Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2001
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I am interested in hearing from current project conservators, or
those who have been project conservators in the past,  who would be
interested in contributing to a "How to" guide on being a project
conservator at a historic house. I would define a project
conservator as one who is employed on a short contract, with a
specific end date, to work on a new exhibition, re-display of a
historic house as a result of a re-servicing project, or a
conservation project at a historic house post disaster, etc.  It
would save us all reinventing the wheel each time.  English Heritage
examples to be analysed/written up will include posts held at
Brodsworth Hall, Osborne House and the Wernher Collection at
Ranger's House, plus experiences at Down House and Eltham Palace.

I am interested in job descriptions, length of contract (and whether
this proved to be sufficient), things that worked well and things to
avoid if possible, whether systems developed continued to be used
after the conservator's contract finished, etc.

Kirstie Sessford
English Heritage
Room 605
23 Savile Row
London W1S 2ET
+44 207-973-3317 or mobile +44 7808 682367

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