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6 July 2021

Understanding Leather training course

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The LCC will be running a 5-day CPD training course for heritage professionals in collaboration with the Institute of Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) at Northampton University.

The course combines theory and practice to explore each aspect of leather production, explained in relation to deterioration processes and resultant care and conservation challenges.

Part of the course is run in the University of Northampton’s working tannery where participants are given the opportunity to make their own piece of tanned leather to take home. Other practical sessions include handling and species identification of different leathers.

This course is aimed at conservators, curators and other museum professionals with responsibility for collections including historic leather items, who wish to gain a better understanding of leather making processes and common deterioration problems found in historic leather objects.

The maximum capacity will be determined by current Covid-19 guidelines. At present we are able to offer 15 spaces.

Institute of Creative Leather Technologies
The University of Northampton
Waterside Campus,
Northampton NN1 5PH UK

Dates: 6th-10th of September

Cost: £550
An accommodation list can be provided

N.B. The course will not run with less than 10 participants

For further information or to book a place on this course please email

The Leather Conservation Centre
Grosvenor Chambers
Grosvenor Centre
Union Street

01604 719766