Helen Lloyd is a freelance consultant and adviser on Preventive Conservation, and a member of the Trusted Conservators network (www.trustedconservators.com). Until December 2020, she was both National Specialists Manager (Collections & Interiors) and Preventive Conservation Adviser (Housekeeping) at the National Trust for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Having qualified as a ceramics conservator at West Dean College in 1981, Helen joined the National Trust, where she focused on development of preventive conservation policy, guidance and training in housekeeping practices, and publication of the National Trust Manual of Housekeeping (2005 and 2011). She continued to advise on conservation of ceramics, glass and historic lighting.
As Preventive Conservation Adviser at the National Trust, Helen led on strategies for achieving a sustainable balance between conservation and visitor access in historic houses. As Consultancy Manager she integrated advice to historic properties from curators, conservation advisers and interpretation specialists (a mix of National Specialist staff, contractors and volunteer 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.