Sarah VanSnick

  • Position: Senior Conservation Manager - Technology and Preservation
  • Specialism: Data use in conservation, Preventative conservation

Sarah leads The National Archives’ preservation team and the integration of technology into conservation practice. Her research interests and experience include practical experiments to inform preventive conservation practice and using and visualising conservation data.

Recent work has explored the impact of large-scale digitisation on the preservation of the original archival material, the health and safety implications of historic mould in archive collections and the effectiveness of dust mitigation methods in archival storage.

Sarah worked as part of the team that pioneered The National Archives’ move to a seasonally adjusted set point for management of the environment in archival storage to both improve conditions for original documents and sustainability. Her research interests include environmental management for heritage collections.