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Adjuster/Conservation Specialist

Lisa Usman

Adjuster/Conservation Specialist


Lisa graduated from UCL with a degree in Archaeological Conservation. She went on to do a post-graduate degree at York in Post-War Recovery and Development focusing on cultural heritage in natural disasters. Following this Lisa completed a second post-graduate degree in Forensic Archaeology Science.

After several years working on excavation in the Middle East, Lisa accepted a position at Qatar Museums in Doha, Qatar. Lisa was responsible for setting up the conservation department at the newly built Museum of Islamic Art, (MIA) getting the collection ready and installing the galleries for the opening in 2008. During this time Lisa was also involved in the setting up of a number of high profile international temporary exhibitions at the museum.

Following this, Lisa moved to the newly opened UCL Qatar campus in Education City, Doha, where she was responsible for setting up the UCL Qatar’s Continuous Professional Development programme. This offered a wide range of courses in conservation, archaeology and museum studies to local and regional participants.

On returning to the UK, Lisa worked for Plowden and Smith heading up their conservation department. During this time, she continued to be involved in international exhibitions in the Middle East.

On leaving Plowden and Smith Lisa went on to work for Richfords Fire and Flood, where she set up the HNW content response team. In this time, she worked with all the major insurance companies and loss adjusters responding to major losses to salvage works of art and prevent secondary damage to content.

Office Address / Contact Information

Forum House
15-18 Lime Street
United Kingdom
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BSc Archaeological Conservation, UCL, MA Post-War Recovery and Development, University of York, MSc Forensic Archaeology, UCL

Adjuster Experience

26 years 1998