Elizabeth Beesley


  • Conservation

Conservator working at a table in the lab.

Elizabeth Beesley is an objects conservator and began working at the Museum in 2017. She holds an MEng in Materials Science from the University of Oxford, an MA in Principles of Conservation, and an MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums, both from University College London. As a graduate student, she interned at the Science Museum in London and English Heritage. After completing a post-graduate fellowship in conservation and scientific research at the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, DC, she worked for private conservation firms, focusing on the treatment of sculpture, museum collections, and industrial and aerospace artifacts. At the National Air and Space Museum, Beesley carries out conservation treatments and technical analysis on a range of materials and artifact types. She works with curators, conservators, and exhibits and restoration specialists to prepare objects for display and loan.