Anne Bancroft is the Head of Conservation & Collection Care at the Barbados Museum & Historical Society. She was previously a Senior Book & Paper Conservator at the V&A Museum in London.
Anne has a Masters in Buddhist Art: History and Conservation, a Masters in Conservation and a Bachelors of Fine Arts. She has worked as a Preservation and Conservation consultant in Barbados, West Indies and India. Anne has an interest in collection care in tropical environments. Anne has also worked as a conservator at the Wellcome Collection, Lambeth Palace Library, The London Metropolitan Archives and The Tate Britian. She was an assessor for ICON accreditation candidates. Her main area of research is on the conservation of sacred objects and has a keen interest in the conservation of Tibetan Buddhist, Asian and Eastern material. Anne is the Arts Director for the UK Shang Shung Institute, focusing on the preservation of Tibetan Buddhist Culture. She sits on the Africa Curators Group at the V&A with a keen interest in the Afro-Caribbean Diaspora. The group focuses on documenting and promoting the contemporary art/material culture that originates from the regions.