The past few years have been a time of change at the Leather Conservation Centre, including moving premises and a major rebranding project for the LCC’s website and social media accounts. Here’s a timeline of what we’ve been up to and what LCC has to look forward to in the upcoming year.
The Leather Conservation Centre moved from its premises at Northampton University, exploring several possible locations including the Vulcan Works development and Birmingham Museum.
The search for an appropriate site to house the studio continued throughout 2017.
At the start of 2018 it was decided that the studio would be based in the Grosvenor Centre, Northampton on a temporary basis. The National Museum of Leatherwork was already based in the building and by July 2018 preparation had begun to fit out the new space.
At the start of the year, the studio was ready and the LCC could begin conservation projects again.
2020 – Present
Plans have been put in place to develop a new site which has been progressing well despite multiple Covid-19 lockdowns. There has also been a focus on updating the LCC’s website and social media accounts.
The Centre is looking forward to a productive 2021 with highlights including the annual Conservation of Leather course taught at West Dean College, which should take place in the spring.