Emma Telford brings twenty-five years of experience in the care of historic textiles, underpinned by a detailed knowledge of materials and textile structures. Post-graduate conservation training at the Courtauld Institute of Art led to work with private studios in London, followed by several years with the National Trust and the National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside. Working independently since 1994, Emma is an accredited conservator/restorer (ACR) with ICON (The Institute for Conservation), and has undertaken commissions from clients throughout the UK and from the USA. She has a proven ability to successfully deliver projects to a consistently high quality, completed to deadline and within budget.


The studio is based in Hereford in a customised converted mill building. It is environmentally controlled and monitored, and has excellent security measures in place, including monitored intruder alarm and fire detection system.

The studio is fully equipped to store and treat most textile items - including large three-dimensional objects and tapestries. The layout of the workspace is designed to be as flexible as possible, with mobile equipment and modular work surfaces. A de-ionised water system is fitted to supply the purest water quality for wet cleaning treatments.



Emma Telford was a finalist in the 1998 Jerwood Conservation prize for the treatment of the Andaman hangings at Dorney Court. Recent clients include Manchester City Art Galleries, The National Trust, Blenheim Palace, the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, local and regional museums, churches and private clients.

The studio is included on the Conservation Register maintained by ICON.


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