Dr. Anna Bennett   BSc, PhD, FRSA

As an archaeological scientist and conservator Dr. Anna Bennett is particularly interested in the services which can be offered to art specialists in caring for their valuable collections. An important facet of this work involves authenticities and the management of collections. Her experience is internationally recognized and she is called on as an expert witness in both the British Courts of Justice and the American Supreme Court.


Anna Bennett holds a first class Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Archaeological Conservation and Materials Science from the Institute of Archaeology, University of London. She was awarded a one-year fellowship at the J. Paul Getty Museum and a three year scholarship from the British Academy. In 1988, she gained her PhD from University College, University of London, before being awarded a post Doctoral Research Fellowship studying Southeast Asian metallurgy. She has worked as a practising conservator for English Heritage, the John Paul Getty Museum in Malibu and the National Museum, Copenhagen, and as a site conservator on excavations around the world including Greece, Thailand and Vietnam. She was a full time conservation project manager for the National Trust from 1990–95 coordinating the restoration of Uppark, an 18th century National Trust house, badly damaged by fire. She has presented several conservation and historical television programs for the BBC. She has co-authored a monograph on the Sevso Roman Silver hoard and has published papers on conservation and ancient metallurgy in numerous journals.


Professional Affiliations :
The Laboratory of Conservation and Technical Services is included on the Register maintained by the Conservation Unit of the Museum and Galleries Commission.

Listed in: Debrett's People of Today 1994 to present
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts