Five minutes with…Lisa McCullough, ICON Preventive Conservation Fellow, The National Trust

heritage science. fact not fiction

What’s your background in heritage science?

From the outset my background has been a mix between science and heritage/archaeology. I have a BSc in Archaeological and Forensic Sciences from Bournemouth University and a MRes in Heritage Science from UCL. I am currently developing my skill set further by working in a training capacity for the National Trust, as a Preventive Conservation Fellow. This position is co-ordinated by the Institute of Conservation and funded by the National Trust.

What’s you role at the National Trust?

My role is a training position based within the National Specialists section, which as you can guess from the name means I am in a very good position to learn a great deal from specialists in conservation and curatorship. I mainly focus on the environmental aspect of preventive conservation which involves using scientific techniques to monitor the relative humidity, temperature, light as well as pests in…

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