Jenny Beasley ACR
I am an accredited Icon conservator specialising in textiles and related materials with eight years practical experience in the conservation industry. Currently London based at Janie Lightfoot Textiles, I carry out remedial work on a wide range of objects from archaeological fragments to modern textile artworks, sometimes alongside their creators. I have had extensive experience working with costumes, stage and film memorabilia, complex costume mounting, and mounting textiles for display.
I achieved a Masters with Merit in Textile Conservation at Glasgow University, graduating in 2013, and completed an internship in carpet conservation in 2014. I since completed training in leather and taxidermy conservation, and regularly undertake further training in relevant skills.
I have worked for museums, private clients, historic houses, and governmental institutions. Alongside practical conservation work I conduct condition assessments for individual items and complete collections, and advise on preventative measures such as storage and pest management. My work includes regular site visits to carry out the de- and re-installation of objects, and in-situ remedial conservation where objects cannot be removed from site. I completed scaffolding construction and working at heights training to meet the varied challenges of site work.
I strive to apply best practice and sustainable interventions in all my work and continue to research emerging material conservation methodology and techniques.
MPhil Textile Conservation at the Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History, University of Glasgow
Senior Textile Conservator at Janie Lightfoot Textiles LLP
Contract work at May Berkouwer Conservation for a project to conserve a bed valance.
The Tetley Workshop. Initially joined on a training internship involving carpet and rug conservation. Then moved to a permanent position as a conservator.
Graduate scheme at the Houses of Parliament. Conserving and remounting the modern tapestry collection.