UK, Conservation consultant
Mr. Robert Child graduated from Exeter University with a BSc in Chemistry, subsequently working as a research chemist, before retraining in museum conservation. After 5 years working on archaeological and ethnographical material in Exeter Museum, Mr. Child worked as the Senior Conservator with responsibility for a very large mixed collection. After 7 years there, he became Head of Conservation at the National Museum of Wales until 2010. He is a consultant in Preventive Conservation and lectures and publishes widely on the subject, as well as carrying out practical surveys and treatments.
He specializes in Integrated Pest Management and as such, is the Advisor on Insect Pests to the National Trust and other major organizations. He currently runs Histrionics, a company providing advice, treatment and materials to the heritage community.