Textile Conservation Studio: what we offer

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The Textile Conservation Studio is the National Trust’s only in house conservation treatment facility. The National Specialist Textile Conservation Adviser is based at the Studio, working with a team of professionally trained and accredited conservators.

The National Trust Textile Conservation Studio was founded in 1976 at Blickling Hall in Norfolk, and is today the Trust’s only in-house conservation treatment facility. As well as ensuring that the Trust’s own significant textile collection is properly maintained for the future, we also run the Studio as an enterprise making available our expertise to external organisations and private clients. Since 2002 the Textile Conservation Studio has been based in a specially converted, award-winning, building on the Blickling estate.

The Studio aims to provide our clients a complete conservation service for historic textiles. Our team of professionally trained and accredited conservators undertake a range of activities including estimates, condition surveys, advising on preventive conservation, display, storage, routine care, disaster planning, emergency treatment, studio based practical conservation treatments and on site work. We treat all types of historic textile, with particular expertise offered in the care of textile furnishings, woven tapestry, embroidery and costume.

The Studio has been established as a professionally staffed textile conservation studio within the National Trust for over twenty years. The amassed experience of the staff and the specialist equipment and facilities make the studio one of only a handful of places in the UK where large, complex projects can be worked on with complete confidence.

We pride ourselves on the personal service we can offer clients, and are used to working on smaller projects where the object is of great personal value. Both large and small projects receive the same attention to detail.