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Rosie Bolton
Head of Centre

After her degree in Fine Art, Rosie completed a Graduate Diploma in Conservation of Book and Library materials at West Dean College. Following this, she did a 12 month internship at the Leather Conservation Centre in association with ICON (the Institute for Conservation), during which she learnt about leather chemistry, historic methods of production and the conservation of skin based objects. She has been a full time member of the LCC Team since 2016.


Rosie is currently the coordinator of the ICOM CC Leather and Related Materials working group.

Arianne Panton
Manager of Conservation and Research 

Arianne gained an MA in Principles of Conservation from University College London (UCL) and an MSc in Conservation Studies from UCL Qatar. She undertook internships at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver and the Ethnologisches Museum in Berlin specialising in organic materials. Following this Arianne held several positions in the Gulf region including at the National Museum of Qatar. She has been a full-time member of the LCC since the beginning of 2020.


Arianne is currently Chair of the ALG (Archaeological Leather Group)

Cyd Clift
Office & Finance Manager

After completing a HND Business and Finance at the University of Northampton, Cyd then went on to gain an AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting. She has worked at the Leather Conservation Centre for 7 years as our Accounts Administrator.

William Tusting
Chairman of Trustees

William has been a trustee at the Leather Conservation Centre for 7 years, and has been the Chairman since February 2019. He is an alumni of the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies at the University of Northampton and has spent 45 years in the leather business making and selling leather goods, and producing leather bags for Tusting.


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The Leather Conservation Centre
Grosvenor Chambers
Grosvenor Centre
Union Street

01604 719766