Izzy Mayhew

Conservation Assistant, Mottisfont

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Izzy Mayhew - Conservation Assistant

Having always had an in architecture and cultural heritage, Izzy was very happy to join the house team as a Conservation Assistant at Mottisfont.

Izzay Mayhew, Conservation Assistant at Mottisfont, Hampshire

As a recent History of Art graduate, I was determined to work in an environment that would allow me to be up-close and continue my enthusiasm for all things art.

I have always been interested in architecture and the importance it plays within our shared cultural identity, and studied in Venice looking extensively at the Architecture Biennale whilst at university.

I have been familiar with the National Trust through years of (often rainy) childhood family outings, which I’m sure lots of people can relate to, but which I always enjoyed. After a short period volunteering with the house team, I started work as a Conservation Assistant here at Mottisfont, which I love - every day brings something different!

Get to know a little more about Izzy…

Favourite thing to do at work? Working up the scaffold in the Whistler Room.

Favourite pest commonly found in historic properties? Ladybird!

Favourite book? The Color Purple, Alice Walker

Favourite object at Mottisfont? Vanessa Bell’s painting Flowers, part of the Derek Hill Collection.

Favourite tipple? Definitely a cup of tea.