Jennifer van Enckevort ACR
I am the conservation manager at the People's History Museum in Manchester. I lead the conservation studio which treats the museums collection and provides a service to external clients which is important income generation for us an independent museum. If you would like to see the studio in action please come to visit we can usually be seen working through the window on Gallery 2.
My specialism is general textiles with particular focus on the conservation of painted textiles which informs the treatment of the museums extensive collection of trade union and political banners.
My personal interest is in social history and I am passionate about the power of conservation to draw out fascinating stories. In the past I have worked for other museums, unions, community groups and individuals.
Please contact me if you are interested in commissioning work.
Masters degree in Textile Conservation with the Royal College of Art and Victoria and Albert museum. During this 3 year course I worked alongside conservators at the V&A textile conservation studio and contributed to several exhibitions during this period. Between my second and third year I undertook a 6 week summer placement at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, Vancouver Island Canada.