Eura Conservation Ltd prides itself on the ability and experience of its staff. Our senior conservators are all accredited members of the Professional Accreditation of Conservator-Restorers. We also employ ICON assessed conservation technicians who have a true love of conservation and, with the rest of our dedicated staff, work hard to make sure that clients get the best results. As well as our conservators and technicians, we employ a range of staff such as, qualified designers, engineers, metalworkers, sculptors, welders, estimators, glaziers, woodworkers and paint sprayers covering the entire gamut of practical conservation skills.

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Robert Turner is a founding director of Eura Conservation Ltd with 30 years’ experience covering all aspects of conservation.  He is a member of Icon, The Institute of Conservation; the International Institute of Conservation; the Museums Association; RICS, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors; the Historic Metallurgy Society and The International Committee for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage.  He is an accredited conservator, an accreditation assessor for Icon and a screening panel member for the BEKO Award for Conservation in the Community.  He was Eura’s internal mentor for two pilot programmes for Icon’s Conservation Technician Qualification Scheme.

For the conservation of the Albert Memorial he was the project manager, at the time the largest metals conservation project ever let in Britain.  This involved innovative macro-conservation approaches, including a bespoke documentation system involving, in the late 1980s, the use of bar codes and digital video capture. Eura won the RICS Award for Building Conservation for this project.

He was the ss Great Britain’s conservation consultant, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, for the production of Volume 2 of the Conservation Management Plan.  With the Director of the ss Great Britain Trust, he developed the concept of the “glass sea”, the water-covered glass waterline plate that allowed preventive conservation to be applied to 75% of the ship.   He was the conservation director and project manager for the subsequent contract where preventive and interventive work was carried out on the ship.   Eura was runner up for the Pilgrim Trust Conservation Award for this project.

He was project director for the MoD’s MPH team examining Future Support for HMS Victory, strategic planning advice for the Second Sea Lord, and conservation director in the production of HMS Victory’s Conservation Management Plan.  He is currently the conservation consultant for Team Victory.  In addition, he has worked on the Bordein, Miss Britain III, the City of Birmingham, the Spry and the Peggy.  He assisted the Canal and River Trust, in formulating detailed approaches to the treatment of Mossdale & Ferret, and a strategic approach to over 70 other craft.

He has been a consultant for the UK’s Department of National Heritage, the Irish Government, the Manx Government, the European Commission, British Waterways, English Heritage and the Governor of Khartoum.  He was a partner in three European Commission research projects funded under the fifth, sixth & seventh framework programmes.  He was a member of the International Expert Committee for CHRESP, the EC’s Conference on Sustaining Europe’s Cultural Heritage held in Ljubljana in 2008 and is currently a partner in the seventh framework program HEROMAT.

Recent & On-Going Projects

Heromat  EU Research ;   HMS Victory, Team Victory;  Carillion/Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, sculpture removal; Canal and River Trust, Mossdale; Royal Horticultural Society, Temperate House Precinct Project; Coracle Trust, coracle building workshop; Osborne House, zinc sculpture. Royal Victoria Infirmary, tiled panels – winner of the Nigel Williams Prize  for  Ceramic & Glass Conservation and the Anna Plowden prize for Innovation in Conservation.


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