Meet the Textile Conservation Studio team
The team of eight trained conservators and four contract conservators are supported by a conservation assistant and an administrator. Their wide range of experience and skills, added to the knowledge of other specialist Trust staff, results in multidisciplinary team working to find the best treatment solutions.
Jane Smith – Senior Textile Conservator
Jane’s change of career from a teacher to Textile Conservator has followed on from her M.A. in Conservation of Historic Objects, Lincoln University and working in a freelance conservation studio. She completed her internship at the Trust Studio in 2010.
Nadine Wilson – Textile Conservator
Nadine has a B.A.(Hons) in Conservation & Restoration and an MSc in Care of Collections. After working in preventive conservation at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts she specialised in textiles, completing her internship at the Trust Studio in 2008.
Elaine Owers - Textile Conservator
After working in historic properties for the National Trust for over ten years, Elaine retrained at the University of Lincoln, graduating with distinction from the M.A. Conservation of Historic Objects programme in 2008. After completing a Tapestry Conservation internship and working as an Assistant Textile Conservator at the Studio, Elaine became a Freelance Conservator. She re-joined the team at the Textile Conservation Studio as a permanent member of staff in 2016.
Nathalie Reynolds – Senior Business Support Co-ordinator
Nathalie’s has a B.A.(Hons) in Textile Design and a number of years working freelance in the fashion industry across Europe. After working as an administrator for the NHS she joined the studio in 2012.