The Leather Conservation Centre
The Leathersellers’ Company has for many years supported the Leather Conservation Centre (reg charity number 276485) which was founded in 1978 to conserve historic leathers and is based in Northampton. It is a major international centre for leather conservation, education and research with an environmentally controlled laboratory, object store, and a separate chemical storage and extraction facility.

The Centre offers a comprehensive service in the conservation of leather objects of historic, cultural and artistic importance for national and local museums, historic houses and private clients. It aims to conserve, care and provide practical advice for a wide variety of historic and invaluable objects with its team of professionally trained and experienced conservators. It also supplies a small range of materials for leather conservation and leather conservation publications.

The Leathersellers’ support a number of conservation projects requested by organisations so that their artefacts can be conserved at the Centre. The Centre is able to accommodate the majority of leather objects within its studio, and if the object cannot be moved for reasons of fragility, insurance or transportation, or because the leather is part of the fabric of the building, it carries out conservation in situ.

If you are interested in having an item conserved by the centre please contact them directly at