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Sheila Landi working in textile conservation at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1960s.

A Conversation with Sheila Landi

Icon Textile Group

From: Tuesday 15.12.20
at 7:00pm
To: Tuesday 15.12.20
at 8:00pm
Following this will be a chance to network. We will share a seperate zoom link for that section.
Location:

At Home

Cost:

Free

Summary: 

Continuing our online conversations series, please join the Icon Textile Group for an evening with Sheila Landi.

Event description: 

A Conversation with Sheila Landi

Webinar Series

Tuesday 15th December at 7pm

Continuing our online conversations series, please join the Icon Textile Group for an evening with Sheila Landi.

Sheila Landi trained in Fine Art at Kingston and the Royal Academy Schools before joining the Textile Section of the Conservation Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1963, becoming Head of Section in 1972. Due to conservation as a discipline still being in its infancy at this stage, Sheila played a key role in its development within the museum and in the establishment of the profession in a wider sense.

She has had many articles published and has also written "The Textile Conservator's Manual" which is now in its second edition with further revisions in the paperback version. On her retirement from the V&A in 1989 Sheila continued to work in private practice establishing The Textile Conservation Consultancy, which became the Landi Company in 2008.

In discussion with Ann French ACR, Sheila will answer questions and share some of her 57 years’ experience in the industry. To help plan a range of questions, please send some suggested questions for Sheila in advance to Ann French at Ann.French@manchester.ac.uk. There will, of course, be an opportunity to ask further questions at the event.  We look forward to seeing you all there, with a glass of wine in hand, followed by the opportunity to discuss and network afterwards.

 

Deadline for booking and questions is Friday 11th December.

Additional information: 
For information or questions please contact icontextilegroup@gmail.com. Top image: Sheila Landi working in textile conservation at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1960s.