I’ve been a Conservation Assistant at Clandon Park for more than four years. Prior to the fire my role involved conservation cleaning of the beautiful historic rooms, getting the house ready for opening, assisting with special tours, working with our brilliant team of volunteers and condition checking items during each year’s winter clean. Since the fire my day-to-day job has changed dramatically.
It was devastating seeing the images on the night of the fire, I felt genuinely helpless. However, helping to check and pack the collection over the following few days gave me perspective and positivity about the amount and variety of collection items that had been saved.