|Robert Turner ACR
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Eura Conservation Ltd is one of the United Kingdom’s larger private conservation practices, employing around fifty people including researchers, accredited conservators, conservation technicians and financial & administration staff with an annual turnover of around €3.5m. For over twenty years, the practice has concentrated on macro-conservation - the application of museum conservation methods & ethics to large, often outdoor, objects and structures of the built environment.
The practice was involved in one FP5 project developing a new coating for outdoor bronze sculpture and one FP6 project developing innovative techniques for the conservation of industrial iron and steelwork. Current research projects include an FP7 project, EFFACEUR, to develop a dedicated anti-graffiti coating for cultural heritage applications and an AHRC/EPSCR project looking into evidenced-based condition monitoring for the preservation of heritage ironwork.
Eura’s role in HEROMAT will include membership of the steering committee, the development of protective and consolidative materials, pilot production, the provision of advice regarding the ethics & practice of macro-conservation relating to the introduction of new materials & processes, the development of a decision-making tool and field trials with new materials at the Bač Fortress.
Nick Morris, is a PACR Accredited Conservator, who commenced his conservation career in 1984, and since then has specialised in metals conservation. He oversees all aspects of conservation for the projects in which he is involved, including surveying and developing specifications for treatments, preparing estimates, liaising with Clients, collection, transport and packing, conservation treatment and documentation.
Simon Ward, has over 10 year's conservation experience. Simon specializes in the management of larger projects. Significant projects include the restoration of the historic glasshouse range at Cambridge Botanic Gardens, the removal, restoration and re-site of the Gladstone Pavilion in Stanley Park Liverpool and the ss Great Britain in Bristol. Orangeries restored include Bath, Ballyfin House, Williamscott House and the Horniman Museum. Bandstand restoration includes Lincoln, Derby, Dun Laoghaire, Limerick and Castle Gardens, Belfast.
Richard Baister, has over twelve year’s heritage and visitor attraction project management experience from complex projects in the UK. In particular he combines a broad knowledge of complex project planning and delivery together with in depth conservation knowledge for the long term care of Cultural Heritage. Richard is an Accredited Conservator, has a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Construction Management, and is a member of the Association of Project Managers.
Robert Turner, was a founding director of Eura Conservation Ltd in 198, and is a member of the International Institute for Conservation, the Museums Association, the Historical Metallurgy Society, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Institute for Conservation (ICON). He is an accredited conservator and an accreditation assessor for ICON. Robert’s experience covers all aspects of conservation; although recently he has concentrated mainly on survey & documentation, project management, financial planning and conservation strategy. He was a member of the international scientific committee of the CHRESP conference and is the coordinator of the EFFACEUR project currently being negotiated with the Commission.