After our recent mammoth morning deep clean of the workshop at Shakespeare's Birthplace (with accompanying salsa music), the winter conservation season comes to a close. The Birthplace conservation team are now starting to think forward to a busy summer of collections care and preventative conservation!
The newly recruited conservation team is made up of volunteers with varied museum and heritage backgrounds. Along with the team at Hall’s Croft, these volunteer conservation teams play a vital role in the care of Shakespeare's family homes.
If you visit Shakespeare's Birthplace on a Tuesday this summer, look out for the team hard at work around the house, completing a myriad of tasks which keep the house and its contents safe and secure for the future. Be sure to say hello and ask them any questions you might have - they're always happy to chat to our visitors about what they're doing and why conservation is so important!