Prof. Frances Lennard

Frances Lennard is Professor of Textile Conservation at the University of Glasgow and was director of the Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History until 2020. Her research interests focus on conservation approaches and methodologies and she is particularly interested in interdisciplinary research. She is the co-editor of Tapestry Conservation: Principles and Practice, with Maria Hayward and Textile Conservation: Advances in Practice, with Patricia Ewer. She was Principal Investigator of the research project, Situating Pacific Barkcloth in Time and Place.


Books by Frances Lennard

Material Approaches to Polynesian Barkcloth

Cloth, Collections, Communities

Edited by Frances Lennard & Andy Mills | Forthcoming

Barkcloth or tapa, a cloth made from the inner bark of trees, was widely used in place of woven cloth in the Pacific islands until the 19th century. A ubiquitous material, it was integral to…










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