Chanté St Clair Inglis
Specific responsibility: overall responsibility for the department and general policy on collections management, care and conservation.
Manages the policies, procedures and standards relating to Collections Information as well as strategic projects to standardise and share collection data.
Photographs our collections for record, conservation and publication purposes.
Manages the policies, procedures and standards relating to the holistic care of our collections including collections storage, object movement and handling as well as object cleaning, environmental monitoring and a broad programme of integrated pest management. This team develops strategic planning and resources for collections care in liaison with curatorial departments, conservation and facilities management.
Manage the delivery of National Museums Scotland’s incoming and outgoing loans programme, and provide expert support to curatorial departments undertaking acquisitions and disposals. This team provides training and guidance in areas such as couriering, due diligence and Immunity from Seizure to ensure procedures are implemented effectively and the Museum remains accountable for our collections and those in our care on loan.
Provides expert conservation for paper and textile collections. Textile collections include costume, tapestry, flags and banners as well as smaller objects like samplers, embroidery and accessories. Paper collections feature works of art, archives, photographs and social history documents including materials as diverse as papyrus and mica.
Provides expert conservation across a broad range of objects in our collections including archaeological, historical and ethnographic objects.
Provides conservation expertise for collections including transport, aircraft and technology. This team also leads a programme of maintenance and care for working objects including engines, models and clocks on exhibition at all sites.
Examines objects with scientific methods to gain information about their condition, technology, history and use. Inorganic and organic materials are analysed by non-destructive and micro-analytical techniques, with metals, ceramics, plastics and natural dyes areas of expertise.
Manages the Museum’s library collections.