Leanne Tonkin wins Professional Development Award 2017

Leanne Tonkin wins Professional Development Award 2017

Leanne Tonkinís application underpins an extensive career in textile conservation. A clear application outlining her proposal to present her research at an international conference and to publish new scientific work in the field of dress and embellished fabrics.

The work focuses on the conservation of a plastic belt from the 1920s haute couture designer Schiaparelli and plastic embellishment on a dress of the same period. All her work draws one into her new career development which follows a more creative approach. Leanne was also very clear about helping the Textile Society in the future.