(Head of Conservation)
Yvette has a first degree in History and Art History and an MA in Conservation from De Montfort University (Lincoln). Following a six-months internship at the Leather Conservation Centre (the Centre) in Northampton, she has been working in conservation since 2001. She became a permanent member of the Centre in 2003 and was promoted to Head of Conservation in 2009. Yvette is an accredited conservator and a mentor under the ICON PACR Scheme. She was one of the Supervisors during the recent research project (KTP Project on acid deterioration). She has conserved a number of veteran, vintage and classic cars including 1899 Panhard et Levassor, 1901 Mors, 1924 Sunbeam and several Aston Martins. Yvette has conserved a number of gilt leather wall hangings both in the UK and overseas, notably South Africa and Sweden.
Jess, a recent graduate from the Conservation of Historic Objects course at University of Lincoln is working part time as a freelance conservator at the Centre in the main studio. She has already helped Yvette conserve a suite of Regency furniture, two gilt leather screens and veteran cars.
(Administrator and Conservator)
Jenny is working part time as a freelance administrator and conservator. In the office she deals with invoices, sales, purchases and much of the paperwork and helps out when possible with any conservation work.