(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.
After her degree in Fine Art, Rosie completed a Graduate Diploma in Conservation of Book and Library materials at West Dean College. Following this, she did a 12 month internship at the Leather Conservation Centre in association with ICON (the Institute for Conservation), during which she learnt about leather chemistry, historic methods of production and the conservation of skin based objects. She has been a full time member of the LCC Team since 2016.