Zenzie Tinker Conservation undertakes a complete range of conservation treatments for historic and modern textiles, tapestry and costume for institutions and private individuals. Working to the highest technical and ethical standards we also provide display and storage solutions for your collections.


Established in Brighton in 2003, we have 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 Lady Macbeth beetle wing dress have garnered international press attention and regular features on BBC news.




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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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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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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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