Give your historic building and artefacts the attention they deserves and help them to survive into the future.

Led by Rachel Arnold, RA Conservation is built upon our dedication to preserve and care for the historic environment. Using preventive conservation methods, Rachel will ensure the lifetime of your building, decorative interiors and historic objects maximised. Rachel is an expert in her field, having trained at the National Trust, West Dean College and the British library, amongst many other leading professional bodies.

The philosophy at RA Conservation emulates conservation policies at British Museum, Historic Royal Palaces and National Trust believing that we are custodians of the past preserving it for future generations and researchers. Using preventive conservation methods we can work with you and your collections to do just that.

RA Conservation offers the following services:

  • Conservation project management
  • Conservation cleaning
  • Assessment and reports on condition and environment
  • Support with and writing for grant applications and applications for listed building consent and faculty
  • Training in caring for your historic building or collection
  • Monitoring and maintenance plans
  • Interpretation and photography


Rachel Arnold graduated from the University of York in 2014 with a Masters in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management. She has worked on countless projects at organisations including Derix Glasstudios, Martin Johnson Stained Glass Studios, the National Trust, the Churches Conservation Trust, York Museums Trust, Epping Forest District Museum, Much Hadham Forge Museum, Lowewood Museum, Fotheringhay church and the parish church at Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex. Rachel works with a variety of different materials and environments, and aims to provide a tailored approach for each individual project.

Please get in touch to tell us how we can help with your project.

‘I love working closely with historic buildings and objects, and solving any problems or issues that are putting them at risk. It is so rewarding and I would love to working with you on your project’

Rachel Arnold

Discover some of the projects Rachel has worked on and find out what services are on offer.