Zenzie Tinker Conservation provides 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 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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Latest studio news

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

  • A month in the life of Zenzie Tinker Conservation (with intern Catherine Harris)
    Unable to complete an in-person placement as planned in the summer of 2020 as part of the Textile Conservation programme at the University of Glasgow, I was fortunate to instead complete a virtual placement with Zenzie Tinker Conservation (ZTC). ZTC Ltd assigned me a research project; to produce a testable method of using clay poultices …
  • Worth it in the End
    Having focused mainly on the skirt conservation in my previous Conservation Story about this gown, I would like to turn now to the bodice. While similarly dishevelled in state to the skirt, its return to splendour posed a completely different set of conundrums…
  • 2020 Roundup
    My first Instagram post of the year, 2nd January 2020 showed a photo of a clean, tidy, empty studio and said, “Happy New Year and new decade to all our followers. It feels like the lull before the storm – we look forward to sharing some of it with you this year”. Of course at …