Congratulations to Diana McCormack who has been selected as the Trust’s first Conservation Ambassador. This new role, which was advertised globally, sought a new conservator (within five years of graduating) to join the team in Antarctica this season. Diana is from Belfast, Northern Ireland, and originally worked as an archaeologist before training in conservation at Durham University. Since late 2012 she has been working as a conservator at English Heritage, the Science Museum, National Museums Scotland, and the National Museum of the Royal Navy, where she is currently employed in the Historic Ships team. Her day job involves conserving some of the world’s most famous historic ships including HMS Victory.
Working in Antarctica has been a childhood dream of Diana’s and she is excited to contribute to the conservation of Scott’s and Shackleton’s historic huts, especially since Scott is one of Diana’s heroes.