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Maureen Anne Robson

museum conservation consultant

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.

Achievements

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

Works

  • Contributor chapters to books.

Membership

Member of 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 Designs (associate).

Connections

father:
Robert Kirkley Robson

mother:
Muriel Evelyn (Nash) Robson