Teams of experts were assembled to plan and
implement every detail of ‘Charleston Regained’.
Architects, structural engineers, quantity surveyors,
mechanical and electrical engineers, electricians,
builders and the Charleston Trust’s curatorial staff
and conservators worked together to protect
Charleston’s fragile interiors from the impact of
essential building work. As soon as Charleston
closed for the winter the collection was packed up
and moved into store. The Trust’s conservators
helped with the removal of awkward or unstable
pieces and they worked closely with the contractors,
advising on the best protection for decorated
walls and fireplaces. From November 2003 until
March 2004 Charleston was a building site.