Head of Organic Artefacts Conservation Section
+44 (0)20 7323 8086
Sherry joined the section in 2006 and was previously employed at the Horniman Museum in London (ethnography designated collection); the National Trust Devon and Cornwall and private practice; Exeter City Museums (ethnography designated collection); the Victoria and Albert Museum; the National Trust Southern; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Crown Suppliers Textile Conservation Studio; the Textile Conservation Centre Hampton Court Palace and York Archaeological Trust.
Her current areas of special interest include plant material collections and basketry.
External fellowships/ membership of professional bodies
- Millennium Fellow: Exeter City Museums/Maidstone Museum sharing museum skills - bark cloth conservation.
- Member of the Natural Sciences Collections Association (NatSCA)
- Member of the Museum Ethnographers’ Group (MEG)
- Member of the Basketmakers Association (BA)
S. Doyal, 'The treatment of the Wellington Museum Apsley House hall porter’s chair: a case study of the treatment of coated fabric', The Conservator, 20 (1996), pp.77-86
S. Doyal, M. Sandiford, 'Architectural linings and backings', in Lining and Backing: the support of paintings, paper and textiles, (UKIC, 1995), pp.60-66
S. Doyal, G. Shearer,'Use of FT-IR in the conservation of twentieth century objects', in Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology II (San Francisco, 1990), pp.813-823
S. Doyal, 'The analysis and documentation of upholstered objects', in Upholstery Conservation, (Colonial Williamsberg, 1990) pp.42-54
S. Doyal, V. Davies, 'Upholstered mattress construction and conservation', in Conservation of Furnishing Textiles, (Glasgow, 1990), pp.58-68