The LCC specialise in the conservation and care of objects made wholly or partly of leather, or related materials. Our team of professionally trained, experienced, specialist conservators work to slow down the process of deterioration so that objects can be enjoyed long into the future.
Throughout history leather has been widely used and is prevalent within most cultures. Because of this there are a vast number of historically and socially significant objects, each with different characteristics and requirements in need of care and protection today. The LCC receives a wide range of objects from high-profile projects to beloved heirlooms.
All projects are given the same consideration with regards to professional conservation ethics and the possible consequences of treatment options. In addition, objects can include materials other than leather, so their treatment often includes liaison with other conservation disciplines.
The LCC has been at the forefront of leather conservation since 1978 and has established a comprehensive knowledge base which underpins our daily work.
Our studio is based in Northampton, UK, and we have specialised facilities to carry out most conservation treatment in the studio. We also regularly carry out conservation work on site where this is required.
Our conservation services include:
• Condition assessments
• Preventive conservation and storage advice
• Interventive conservation treatments
• Consultancy on projects relating to leather conservation and historic leather technologies
In addition, the LCC has charitable trust status for education and research purposes. Please get in touch with the details of your conservation project and a member of the conservation team will be able to assist you.