• Clandon bed embroidery
    Clandon bed embroidery


Zenzie Tinker Conservation undertakes a complete range of treatments and display solutions for historic and modern textiles, tapestry and costume working to the highest technical standards.

Established in 2003 with a wealth of collective experience working in the conservation profession in museums, historic houses and private collections around the world, projects such as the conservation of the beetlewing dress have garnered international press attention and regular features on BBC news.


what we offer

Detail showing layered construction of Peranekan wedding tunic

Our spacious central Brighton studio is a flexible working space with purpose built laboratory area combining excellent washing facilities and dye area served by wonderful natural light.

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who we are

Finishing hem of crochet skirt

Zenzie Tinker ACR began her career in textile conservation in 1986 and worked for many years at the Museum of London and the Victoria & Albert Museum before establishing her conservation business in 2003.

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featured case study

Lady Macbeth Beetlewing Dress

The iconic Beetlewing dress worn by famous Victorian actress Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth and immortalised in the Singer Sargent portrait of the actress was recently conserved at our studio inspiring worldwide interest.

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