The people behind the objects
Conservator inspecting the back of the headboard of the King James II bed at Knole. ©National Trust Images/David Levenson
Perhaps I don’t feature people often enough in this blog.
Conservator the late Linda Shelley dusting an urn in the Entrance Hall at Osterley Park. ©National Trust Images/Ian Shaw
It is easy to overlook the people who actually preserve and open up the collections of the National Trust. Many of them beaver away modestly behind the scenes.
Volunteers conserving textiles at Tyntesfield. ©National Trust Images/John Hammond
Also, unlike objects, people tend not to stay still for very long and are therefore more difficult to capture in photographs.
Food historian Peter Brears carrying a silver item to the Dining Room at Attingham Park. ©National Trust Images/David Levenson
But here are a few of the many different types of people involved with the collections of the National Trust, with some of the objects in their care.