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Sustainable Heritage Conservation is run by Wilma Bouwmeester, a consultant in the preservation of heritage interiors, sites and collections. She has a background in conservation and a Masters degree in sustainable heritage.

Her conservation career started in 1992 with textile conservation and conservation advisory work at the Scottish Museums Council, followed by positions at the National Trust for Scotland as the first conservator/senior conservator, laying the foundations for the current Collections Conservation Department.

In 2003 she founded Wilma Bouwmeester Collection Care, now Sustainable Heritage Conservation, a consultancy working with others to promote the sustainable preservation of heritage sites and collections.



MSc Built Environment: Sustainable Heritage, University College London

Diploma Textile Conservation, State Training School for Conservators, Amsterdam

Accredited member of the Institute for Conservation (ICON)

Member of the Museums Association

Included in the Conservation Register

Former appointments

Member, National Trust for Scotland Collections Advisory Panel

Assessor, PACR Accreditation Scheme

Member, Working Group NCCR Accreditation for preventive conservators

Committee member, ICON Scotland Group

Member and (Vice-) Chair, Scottish Society of Conservation and Restoration

Senior Conservator, National Trust for Scotland

Conservation Adviser, Scottish Museums Council  

Conservator, Scottish Museums Council

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Sustainable Heritage Conservation works in partnership with other conservation professionals:


Will Murray ACR


The Scottish Conservation Studio

Gille Young

Conservation Consultant

Historic Buildings and Conservation Areas

Chris McLaren, Partner, Harley Haddow Consulting Engineers

Helen Spencer AMA

Conservation Consultant