Conservation Team

Three conservators are working on the Staffordshire Hoard Conservation Project. The team is supported by the Research Project Advisory Panel.

The Conservation team includes:

Pieta Greaves
Hoard Conservation Coordinator
Birmingham Museums Trust

Prior to being appointed as Staffordshire hoard conservation manager, Pieta was employed at AOC Archaeology as Senior Conservator. She has been an accredited member of Institute of Conservation since 2011.

Pieta’s conservation specialisation is in archaeological materials, this has lead her to work on some of the most important archaeological assemblages from Scottish sites excavated in the last few years, such as the Bronze Age dagger burial at Forteviot, the Viking boat burial from Ardnamurchan, the wooden lyre bridge from High Pasture Cave as well as the internationally significant Roman altars from Inveresk. For these projects it was important to liaise with a range of professionals including curators, archaeologists, conservators and other experts, to ensure the objects reached their archaeological potential.

Pieta has also worked on an extensive range of other object types including social history, arms and armour, statues and sculpture, also carrying out preventive and remedial conservation for exhibition, loans, storage and research. Prior to training as a conservator at Cardiff University she worked as an Archaeologist in New Zealand and Australia, having graduated from Auckland University in 2001. Further to work in the UK, she has worked on overseas excavations in Egypt and Belize for several field seasons both in a conservation and archaeologist capacity.


Lizzie Miller
Object Conservator

Birmingham Museums Trust
Lizzie is an object conservator and has worked on a wide range of archaeological, applied art and historic objects. Following a BA in Archaeology, she trained at Durham University, gaining an MA with Distinction in the Conservation of Archaeological & Museum Objects, which included a nine month placement at the National Museum of Scotland. Since graduating Lizzie has worked as an Archaeological Conservator at Bevaringscenter Fyn (Conservation Centre), Denmark, and has undertaken an Institute of Conservation internship at Bolton Museum. When not working on the Hoard 2 days a week, Lizzie works on the Birmingham Museum’s Trust object collection.


Kayleigh Fuller
Object Conservator

Birmingham Museums Trust
Kayleigh is an object conservator who trained at Durham University, firstly taking an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Archaeology and then a Masters in Conservation. She completed internships and work placements with the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter, the Japanese Institute of Anatolian Archaeology in Turkey and the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre Conservation Team, before spending two and a half years as the technician for the Art Conservation Masters programme at Northumbria University. Kayleigh completed a two week professional placement working on the hoard in August 2013 and rejoined the team in May 2015.