Louise Squire ACR
Louise is an accredited Icon textile conservator who has run her own fully equipped and secure studio in SW London for more than 20 years. From here she undertakes remedial conservation on textile collections and individual objects belonging to museums, heritage organisations, private historic houses, collectors and owners of heirlooms. The objects range from simple two dimensional textiles to complex three dimensional objects involving mixed media. Her work includes the preparation of treatment proposals and estimates, textile condition surveys, and devising preventive conservation strategies. She readily sees clients to advise and guide on the best way to conserve, mount, store display and exhibit their objects.
Louise has free- lanced for many of the London museums with permanent textile collections, working on the costume collection for the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Museum of London. For nearly 20 years she has been textile conservation consultant for exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Art and the National Gallery and the Tate Galleries. She has spent many months/years working on the extensive textile collections at the Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar (2004 – 2010) and at the National Museum, Qatar (2010 – 2019) prior to their opening. Louise continues to travel abroad as a conservation consultant, whilst also working in the tranquillity of her studio.
Three year full time diploma in Textile Conservation at the Textile Conservation Centre, Hampton Court Palace, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. Awarded the annual medal for excellence by the Worshipful Company of Woolmen.
Accreditation through the Institute of Conservation, UK
Awarded a conservation fellowship by the Heritage Conservation Centre, Singapore for research undertaken on a rare talismanic Sumatran coat.
Conservator in the Conservation Services department at the Textile Conservation Centre, Hampton Court Palace. Conserved a wide range of textile projects including, medieval fragments from the Eastern Islamic World, Islamic textiles, tapestries and costume.
Louise Squire Textile Conservation Limited, Owner/Director of London based studio. Work includes remedial conservation work undertaken in the studio, writing conservation proposals, and collection condition surveys and working with clients to provide best practise for the preservation, display storage and exhibition of their objects. Recent clients include Victoria & Albert Museum, Chequers House, Qatar Museum Authority,