HISTORIAN Andrew Baines has been newly appointed as the curator for HMS Victory.
Andrew will lead the conservation and restoration of the great warship, which stands as a proud memorial to Vice Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson.
Working as part of the Curatorial Team at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, he will be the principal advisor on matters relating to the history, structure, general appearance and public presentation of HMS Victory.
Andrew is already a familiar face within Portsmouth Historic Dockyard having worked on board HMS Warrior for the past 12 years, of which he has been the archivist and historian for eight years.
He recently managed the restoration of the ship’s sick berth which saw him appearing on BBC National Treasures Live, alongside Dan Snow whom he was also interviewed by on the BBC Empire of the Seas series.
Andrew said: ‘Victory is undoubtedly one of the world’s most famous and important ships, and so to have the opportunity to take a lead in telling her story, and developing new aspects to that narrative, is a great privilege.’