Emma Telford brings over thirty 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, University of London, 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 all manner of clients throughout the UK including charitable trusts, museums, galleries, collectors, and private individuals. 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 the picturesque city of 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.
Emma Telford was a finalist in the 1998 Jerwood Conservation prize for the treatment of the Andaman hangings at Dorney Court. Recent clients include The Society of Antiquaries, 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, and Emma Telford has been included on the National Trust’s list of approved suppliers since 1995.