Zenzie Tinker Conservation provide a complete range of conservation treatments for historic, modern and contemporary textiles. We also undertake bespoke display and storage solutions.

Established in 2003, our expert team of conservators work to the highest technical, ethical and aesthetic standards.

What we conserve is a statement of what we respect, who we are and who we wish to be. Conservation not only sustains and refreshes the values of the past – giving us an understanding of where we have come from – but also reflects our values for the present and the future.”

– ‘It’s a Material World: Caring for the Public Realm’ by John Holder and Samuel Jones.

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Our clients

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Our studio

Our large studio is located in the heart of Brighton’s creative district. Newly fitted out with a wide range of specialist equipment, we provide a top quality service for all your conservation and collections care needs.

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In the studio now

Zenzie Tinker Conservation is more than just a conservation studio. We all came together through a love of textiles and craft and like nothing better than to share our expertise with the wider world.

So we’ve created a small range of beautiful and useful products inspired by our work and lovingly made in our Brighton studio using the leftovers from our projects.

Conservation stories

  • Hidden Treasures
    Between 2015 and 2018, we had the very great pleasure of undertaking the de-installation, conservation and re-installation of 12 costumed funeral effigies for display in Westminster Abbey’s new galleries.
  • Collections Care
    Good Collections Care is the most pragmatic way of looking after your collections be they a much loved family heirloom, a prized personal collection, the entire contents of a museum store or the interior furnishings of an historic house.
  • Pandemic Gallery
    Zenzie Tinker Conservation is more than just a conservation studio. Our professional work brings us together but our love of crafting is one of the strong bonds we have as a team.