Specialist in Textile and Upholstery Conservation Teaching and Practice
Kathryn (Kate) Gill, FIIC, ACR, FHEA, is a free-lance conservator, lecturer and researcher, notably of textiles and dress. She is a specialist in upholstery conservation and image-based documentation and co-edited Upholstery Conservation: Principles and Practice (2001). Following training in the conservation of textiles and upholstery at the Textile Conservation Centre (TCC), England, she set up the upholstery conservation section at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA), New York. After seven years as Senior Conservator at MMA (1984–1991), she returned to the UK as Senior Conservator and Lecturer at the TCC, University of Southampton (1998-2009), where she combined practical conservation with research and teaching. Her object-focused research is disseminated via publications, international conferences and workshops. She is External Advisor, Conservation of Furniture and Related Objects courses, West Dean College, England (2008 to date).
19TH February 2016