Sherry Doyal is a botanic objects conservator.
Tansy from the Greek Athanaton (immortal)
"capital for preserving the dead from corruption" – Ambrosius
9/2012 – 11/2014 The Crafts Council Collections Manager part-time (rising from contract Collections management officer part-time)
12/2006 – 1/2013 The British Museum Head of Organic Artefacts Conservation Section
6/2005 - 12/2006 The Horniman Museum and Gardens Deputy Head Conservation and Collections Care
4/1999 – 6/2005 The National Trust Devon and Cornwall Regions Historic Properties Advisor Devon & Cornwall pt/time and Regional Conservator Devon part/time
10/1996 – 4/1999 Exeter City Museums Contract Acting Keeper of Conservation (Ethnography, Natural History, Social History).
7/1995 – 10/1996 The Horniman Museum and Gardens Contract Conservation Officer (Ethnography, Natural History, Musical instruments).
10/1994 – 7/1995 The Victoria and Albert Museum Contract Senior Conservator, Organics Group
8/1991 – 9/1994 The National Trust Southern Region House and Collections Manager Ham House
3/1989 – 8/1991 The Metropolitan Museum of Art NY Upholstery Conservator rising from conservation assistant
8/1987 – 3/1989 The Crown Suppliers Conservator furnishing textiles, The Royal Collection.
10/1985 – 8/1987 The Textile Conservation Centre Hampton Court Deputy Head General Conservation rising from Assistant
- 1/1979 York Archaeological Trust Excavator and site planner rising from p/t volunteer
- Natural Science Collections Association NatSCA (http://www.natsca.org/ )
Botanic artefact projects:
Bark Cloth research for Exeter City Museums 2015
Investigation of an Egyptian basket for Hull Museums 2014
Investigation of a British bronze age basket for Plymouth Museums 2014
Expert Panel for best practice in Botany Conservation The Natural History Museum
Australia-bark paintings for the Royal Academy of Art 2013
Australian baskets for the British Museum 2013
Second Skin for Royal Albert Memorial Museum Exeter
Survey of Botany Collections Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter
Tropical plant identification Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Floral Waxes Conservation Victoria and Albert Museum and West Dean
Spirit preserved collections Conservation Oxford Museum of Natural History
Herbaria Management, Birmingham University
Wood identification, Amherst University
Upholstery Conservation post graduate certificate The Textile Conservation Centre, Hampton Court Palace
Conservation and Restoration Studies City & Guilds certificate with distinction, Lincoln College of Art.