19th March 2020
My name is Stathis and I have been recently appointed as Conservation and Engagement Officer, based at the Maritime Museum.
I am delighted with the opportunity to get involved with the HYMC project and be part of the team who has worked tirelessly to secure the necessary funds for this ambitious project.
As a Yorkshire-based conservator I had the opportunity to work with the HCAL curatorial team before, conserving artefacts intrinsic to Hull’s industrial past such as the Priestman No1 Ditcher, the forerunner of modern excavators made in Holderness Foundry Hull in 1921.
When this post became available, I knew this would be a career defining opportunity; joining a fantastic team, helping to enhance a world class collection, carry out conservation work on artefacts with fascinating stories and work with volunteers and a wider community deeply passionate with its maritime heritage with epic sea travels, fishing and commerce but also sacrifice and loss so inextricably blended.
As I am familiarising with the nitty-gritty of my role, I will keep you updated with conservation news, volunteer opportunities for hands-on involvement with the collections and conservation treatment snippets that I hope you will find interesting!