Training session for a NADFAS volunteer group

Education and Training

We have been conducting educational training sessions for many years including both specialist and non specialist training for volunteer groups, institutions and conservations students. Lectures are provided on all aspects of textile conservation practice and can be focused on the treatment of specific types of textiles such as historic costume.

Zenzie Tinker Conservation are able to offer student conservator work placements and internships on a regular basis including opportunities for those from overseas. Recent interns have been generously supported by the Erasmus Programme and the Institute of Conservation/Heritage Lottery Fund.

Training Services

Why use us?

Zenzie Tinker was an Accreditation Assessor for the Institute of Conservation for many years and sat on the Heritage Volunteer Committee for NADFAS advising on conservation and providing training for volunteer groups.

We are always willing to devise workshops for institutions interested in the theory and practice of current textile conservation techniques. Recent specialist workshops include a week long training programme devised for students of the Abegg Foundation in Switzerland focussing on all aspects of adhesive treatments.

Working with the Collections Care Manager of the Parliamentary Art Collection, Zenzie helped devise and now runs an annual summer project for conservation students working at the Palace of Westminster on the modern textile collection at Portcullis House.

Former interns:

  • Anna Golebiowska – Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, 2012
  • Emily Austin – Glasgow University Centre for Textile Conservation, 2013
  • Eveliina Holipainen – Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, 2014
  • Mira Karttila – ICON intern, 2014/2015
  • Emma Hartikka – Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, 2018

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