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Maureen Anne Robson

Maureen Anne Robson, museum conservation consultant. Achievements include micro-excavation of early dovetail joints on a wooden chest of Roman date. Travel grantee British Council, Slovakia, 1990.

Background

  • Robson, Maureen Anne was born on February 16, 1947 in Portsmouth, England. Daughter of Robert Kirkley and Muriel Evelyn (Nash) Robson.

  • Education

    • Diploma in ceramics, Birmingham University, England, 1969. Diploma in conservation, University London, 1975. Certified in design management, Chartered Society of Designers, 1984.

    Career

    • Assistant conservation officer The British Museum, London, 1969-1974, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1974-1976. Conservation officer Ancient Monuments Laboratory, English Heritage, 1976-1979. Senior conservation officer Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, 1979-1997.

      Conservation officer Hardman Stained Glass Studio, Birmingham, since 1997. Consultant conservator West Midlands Area Museum Service, Birmingham, 1980-1990. Executive manager consultant conservator, since 1985, Lesley Acton Associate Ltd., London, since 1997.

      Lecturer University Birmingham, Malvern Hills College, University Warwick, Hoar Park Craft Village and Antiques Center, Urchfont Manor, Wiltshire, England, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, since 2006. Seasonal recruiter The National Trust.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include micro-excavation of early dovetail joints on a wooden chest of Roman date.

    Works

    • Contributor chapters to books.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Labour Party

    Religion

    Denomination: Anglican

    Membership

    Member committee Alliance Residents Association, Multi-National Inner City of Hockley, Birmingham, since 1984. Member United Kingdom Institute for Conservation of History and Artistic Works (associate), International Institute for Conservation of History and Artistic Works (associate), Chartered Society Designers (associate).
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    Born February 16, 1947
    (age 70)
    • 1969
      Birmingham University
    • 1975
      University London
    • 1984
      Chartered Society of Designers
    • 1969 - 1974
      Assistant, conservation officer The British Museum
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1974 - 1976
      Assistant, conservation officer The British Museum
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1976 - 1979
      conservation officer, Ancient Monuments Laboratory
    • 1979 - 1997
      senior, conservation officer Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
    • 1997
      conservation officer, Hardman Stained Glass Studio
      Birmingham, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

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