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Textiles Group AGM and Lecture: 'Hidden Costume Treasures - Conserving the Westminster Abbey Royal Funeral Effigies'

Icon Textiles Group

From: Tuesday 30.04.19
at 2:30pm
To: Tuesday 30.04.19
at 5:00pm

Foyle Suite, British Library, London NW1 2DB



Tea & biscuits will be provided

A networking opportunity is planned from 5pm at a nearby pub (TBC).


This talk will form an introduction to an ICON Textile Group guided visit to the display later on in the year where members of the ZTC team will talk through the challenges of specific objects in front of the effigies.

Event description: 

The ICON Textile Group AGM will be held on Tuesday April 30th, accompanied by a talk by Zenzie Tinker (see details of the lecture below).

Tea & biscuits will be provided, and a networking opportunity is planned from 5pm at a nearby pub (TBC).

This event is free, but booking is required to attend the AGM and lecture - when booking please indicate whether you will be attending the networking event as well. To reserve your place please book online.


'Hidden costume treasures – conserving the Westminster Abbey Royal Funeral Effigies'
Zenzie Tinker ACR

Over the last three years Zenzie Tinker Conservation have undertaken the conservation of twelve of the costumed funeral effigies that recently went back on display in the new Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries at Westminster Abbey. The project involved more than 350 items of effigy costume as well as the wigs and effigies themselves. Zenzie will talk through the complexities of managing this project and reveal some of the hidden layers that her team had the privilege of conserving.