Kristie Short-Traxler ACR
Heritage advocate with 20 years' experience in developing and delivering conservation and collection care programmes for archaeology, natural history, fine art, industrial and library and archive collections.
Conservation Manager Museum of Transport and Technology Auckland New Zealand Main Responsibilities • Developing and delivering preventive and interventive conservation operations for museum Key Achievements • Advocating for and building 6 permanent conservation roles and ensuring developmental needs are addressed • Creating and implementing a framework of policies, plans and programmes to underpin the Museum’s mission statement and collection need
Private Conservation Contractor Auckland New Zealand Main Responsibilities • Series of short term interventive and preventive contracts with Auckland heritage institutions including Auckland University, Auckland War Memorial Museum and Auckland University. Key Achievements • Quickly and successfully navigating move to a new country by immersing myself in the conservation community
Head of Preventive Conservation University of Oxford Bodleian Libraries Main responsibilities • Progressing collection care activities for thirty university libraries • Contributing to and managing research into preventive care of collections Key Achievements • Successfully prioritising, negotiating and implementing preventive and collection care best practice for multi-phase, multi-location capital projects •Significantly improving operational storage and display upgrades across the libra
Preventive Conservator Sites & Collections Oxford University Bodleian Libraries Main responsibilities • Managing preventive programs, research and advice for 32 university libraries • Supervising volunteers, interns and junior staff Key Achievements • Systematically benchmarking the collections to identify needs and gaps enabling the department to focus on most cost-effective solutions • Successfully coordinating and delivering Bodleian conservation input for Mellon funded research project
Conservation Manager Science Museum London UK Full time short term post. Maternity cover and secondment from Oxford to plan for large gallery moves and manage conservation team for preventive and interventive programs.