Terence Suthers is a heritage management professional with over 40 years top management experience. Trained initially as a conservator and museum archaeologist, he was awarded a Sir Winston Churchill Fellowship to study ‘in situ’ conservation projects in Italy, Sicily and North Africa. His senior management roles ranged from Curator in Hull and York to Assistant Director of the UK’s national Science Museum, London. Latterly, as Director and Chief Executive of the 18th century Harewood House he led the wholesale restoration of its fabric, State Rooms, collections and gardens, more than doubling visitor attendance and commercial income, winning several awards for conservation, tourism, the arts and education. A Trustee of several museum and heritage bodies Terry has travelled extensively in a professional capacity, including USA, Australia, Japan, China, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago. In 2012 he was awarded the MBE for Services to Museums and the Heritage.
Adressing the theme of financing heritage, Mr. Suthers will be presenting contemporary approaches to success in funding and sustaining heritage preservation. He will illustrate by reference to three successful but very different small to medium scale heritage projects in Yorkshire, UK, how various funds were attracted.