Contact Cathryn Harvey


Following an Archaeology BSc at the University of Durham, Cathryn undertook a Master's in Conservation of Archaeological and Museum Objects at the same university. As part of the degree, she completed a nine-month work placement at the Bevaringscenter Fyn, a commercial conservation laboratory in Denmark, and worked on a wide variety of objects and materials. Since graduating, she has worked for the National Trust as a conservation assistant for the English Riviera portfolio and was the Metals Conservation Intern with the Royal Collection Trust, sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Art Scholars. In addition to the objects below, she has installed and uninstalled exhibitions, prepared objects for loans, packed and moved objects, treated a variety of mixed media objects, and liaised and worked with other conservators for large projects. Most recently, she was a member of the installation team for the Second World War and Holocaust Galleries at the Imperial War Museum (London).

Current activities

Cathryn is carrying out her PhD research with Cranfield Forensic Institute and the National Museum of the Royal Navy, investigating the death-watch beetle infestation on HMS Victory. The research focuses on developing a non-invasive method to assess the level of beetle damage within the timbers and presenting the information in novel ways to the public.