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Chair (2015-2018) - Alison Lister ACR
Director/Principal Conservator of Textile Conservation Limited, Bristol (2006-present)

Alison graduated from the Textile Conservation Centre in 1990.  She worked as a conservation tutor at the TCC for ten years before becoming a freelance conservator and educator in 2000. She was a visiting lecturer for the BA Conservation course at Camberwell College of Art, London for eight years. Alison joined Textile Conservation Limited in 2003.

Secretary (2017-2018) - Sarah Glenn ACR
Textile Conservator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2008-present)

Sarah graduated from the Textile Conservation Centre, University of Southampton.  She also gained degrees in History of Art (PgDip.) from the Courtauld Institute and BA (Hons) Fashion Illustration. Sarah was awarded professional accreditation from ICON in 2015.

Treasurer (2015-2018) - Kim Thüsing
Senior Textile Conservator at National Museum Wales, Cardiff (2005-present)

Kim is originally from Hamburg in Germany and studied at the Textile Conservation Centre, graduating in 2000. She has worked at the National Trust Textile Conservation Studio, Clίodna Devitt private textile conservation studio in Dublin and on a project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation at the British Museum, conserving Chinese textiles belonging to the Stein Collection.

Icon News Editor (2016-2019) - Nadine Wilson
Textile Conservator at the National Trust Textile Conservation Studio, Norfolk (2005-present)

Nadine trained in object conservation at De Montfort University, Lincoln, graduating in 1997. She worked for Norfolk Museums Service before undertaking an MSc in Care at Collections at Cardiff University. Having worked for 4 years as a preventive conservator at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, she moved in 2005 to The National Trust’s Textile Conservation Studio to become the Levy Textile Conservation Intern. From 2007, Nadine has been a Textile Conservator at the Studio.

Web and Facebook Editor (2017-2020) - Freya Gabbutt
Freelance Conservator

Freya graduated from the Centre for Textile Conservation, University of Glasgow in 2016 after studying Art History and Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews. She completed student placements at The National Trust’s Textile Conservation Studio and undertook a months tapestry conservation project at the Palace of Westminster.  She is now working in private studios in the UK.

Events Co-ordinator (2015-2018) - Katy Smith
Textile Conservator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2016-present)

Katy trained in objects conservation at UCL then undertook a 3 year Assistant Conservator programme at the V&A, achieving a diploma in Textile Conservation. She worked at the V&A on the new Europe 1600-1800 galleries, before taking up a post at The Bowes Museum in County Durham, and overseeing ICON internships in Textiles Conservation. She is now back at the V&A on a 1-year contract.

Events Co-ordinator (2016-2019) - Branwen Roberts
Treatment Conservator, Historic Royal Palaces (2005-present)

Following the completion of a BA in textile design at Winchester School of Art in 1997, Branwen worked as a volunteer at St Fagans National History Museum, Cardiff, under the supervision of Clare Stoughton-Harris. She studied at the Textile Conservation Centre, University of Southampton and graduated in 2005. Upon completion of the MA course Branwen joined the conservation department of Historical Royal Palaces.

Events Co-ordinator (2017-2020) - Melina Plottu
Textile Conservator, Museum of London (2013-present)

Melina graduated from the Institut national du patrimoine in Paris as a textile conservator (2007-2012) after studding art history and archaeology at Pantheon-Sorbonne (2003-2006).  In 2012 she joined the conservation team of the Ethnographic Museum of Geneva. Then she worked part time as a free-lance textile conservator based in Paris and as textile conservator at the National Museum of Monaco.  Since 2013, she is the textile conservator at the Museum of London.

Student Representative (2015-2017) - Bevan O’Daly
Student at the Centre for Textile Conservation, University of Glasgow (2015-present)

Bevan is currently doing her post graduate training at the Centre for Textile Conservation in Glasgow. Bevan is originally from Dublin with a background in Fine Art, graduating from the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in 2012. In the past, she has interned in The National Museum of Ireland, The Chester Beatty Library and The Office of Public Works (OPW).