Anna Rolls is currently employed as a metalwork conservator at the Royal Museums Greenwich, which encompasses the National Maritime Museum, the Queens House and the Royal Observatory.
Anna started her career creating fine metal sculptures, after graduating from the faculty of arts within Brighton University in 2003. She received a scholarship from the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust in 2007, enabling her to attend the postgraduate diploma and subsequent MA in the conservation and restoration of fine metalwork. This course allowed her to develop her existing skill set in metalworking, to enable her to pursue a career in metal conservation.
After finishing at West Dean, Anna received an HLF funded internship at the Royal Museums Greenwich to work within the metals conservation department. Here she was able to further hone her knowledge of conservation, with a emphasis on museum collections, working with a huge array of different objects, from fine silver jewellery, to ships engines. In 2009 she was lucky enough to obtain a full time position at the museum, working with a focus on the scientific instrument collection.
Today, Anna is still based at the museum, working on the development of the permanent galleries and temporary exhibitions. She also works alongside the horology department and continues with her training by working through the British Horological Institute's distance learning course. In her spare time she still occasionally creates works of art, when time allows.