Helen Lloyd is both Consultancy Manager for National Specialists in Collections and Interpretation at the National Trust for England, Wales and Northern Ireland and, as one of those specialists, the Preventive Conservation Adviser - Housekeeping.
Since qualifying as a ceramics conservator at West Dean College in 1981, Helen has focused on development of preventive conservation policy and housekeeping practices, and publication of the National Trust Manual of Housekeeping (2005 and 2011), while continuing to advise on ceramics and glass conservation.
As Preventive Conservation Adviser she leads on strategies for achieving a sustainable balance between conservation and visitor access in historic houses. As Consultancy Manager she integrates the advice to historic properties provided by curators, conservation advisers, and an interpretation specialist (a mix of staff, contractors, and volunteer specialist advisers).
She is an Accredited Conservator-Restorer (ACR), a Fellow of the International Institute of Conservation (FIIC), a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA), and a member of ICOMOS-UK Cultural Tourism Committee.