Sara Lunt trained first at Wimbledon School of Art in theatre design, but later re-trained at the Institute of Archaeology as an archaeologist. She worked for many years on a multi-disciplinary project in the Andes of Peru, where she studied the pre-Spanish ceramics of the Incas, the subject of her PhD dissertation. She publishes regularly on this and related archaeological/Andean topics.
Sara worked for several decades for English Heritage as Senior Curator, with responsibility for managing the archaeological and architectural collections from properties cared for by EH in the west and south-west of England. Her principle interest was medieval ceramic floor tiles, many of which remain in situ on their sites of origin. Their preservation is challenging and it was for her work in developing and managing appropriate conservation strategies that led to her election as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. Her last major project was the creation of the museum display in the new visitor centre at Stonehenge, together with a team of specialists, curators and conservators. Since leaving English Heritage, Peruvian pots have again become a priority and she has recently acted as co-author of a technical paper on the uses of andesite in Inca ceramics and architecture.
Sara joined as trustee in 2014