Professor Frances Lennard
- Professor of Textile Conservation (History of Art)
The Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History is based in the Robertson Building, Level 3, Dumbarton Road, Glasgow G11 6AQ, (C2 on the Campus Map)
Office Hour: Email for appointment
- Research Network for Textile Conservation, Textile History and Technical Art History
- Tapestry conservation
- The application of engineering techniques for monitoring textiles
- Painted textiles
- Public engagement for textile conservation and the impact of context on treatments
- Re-evaluation of conservation treatments
Until 2009, Frances was Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader of the MA Textile Conservation at the Textile Conservation Centre (TCC), University of Southampton. There she completed a major project on tapestry degradation, in collaboration with Engineering Sciences and funded by the AHRC. She has published two books for Elsevier: Textile Conservation: Advances in Practice, co-edited with Patricia Ewer and Tapestry Conservation: Principles and Practice, co-edited with Maria Hayward.
- 2015 Principal Investigator, ‘Situating Pacific barkcloth production in time and place’. AHRC Research Grant AH/M00886X/1, 2016-19, £994,050.
- 2015 Principal Investigator, ‘From the Golden Age to the Digital Age: Modelling and monitoring historic tapestries’. Leverhulme Trust Research Grant RGP-2015-179, 2016-19, £204,000.
- 2012 Co-Investigator, 'Tapestry in the Round: Interdisciplinary Cross-sector Research in Textile History'. Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Workshop in Arts and Humanities, 2012-2013, £8680. PI, Dr Graeme Small, History, University of Glasgow
- 2007 Principal Investigator, 'Towards in-situ monitoring of tapestry degradation usingstrain-based engineering techniques'. AHRC Research Grant AH/D001404/1, 2007-9, £386,000
- 2004 Joint award-holder with Dr Jacqui Earl, 'Monitoring tapestry degradation using wholefield non-destructive strain measurement techniques'. University of Southampton Annual Grant, £22,844.
- 2003 AHRB Small Award, 'A re-evaluation of the conservation treatment of trade union banners undertaken in the 1980s'. £2,272.
- Caroline Ness (PhD): ‘Famous, Forgotten, Found: rediscovering the career of London couture fashion designer Giuseppe (Jo) Mattli, 1934-1980.' (Completed 2014.)
- Toolika Gupta (PhD): 'The influence of British rule on Indian mens’ fashion, 1857-1947.'
- Lucie Whitmore (PhD): 'Fashion in the Great War: Interpreting women's experiences of conflict, through costume.'
- Convenor, MPhil Textile Conservation
- Research Network for Textile Conservation, Dress and Textile History and Technical Art History
- Deputy Director, Institute of Art History
- Assessor, Professional Accreditation of Conservator-Restorers (PACR) for the Institute of Conservation
- Editorial Board, Studies in Conservation, International Institute for Conservation
- Member of Our Museums Community Forum, Glasgow Museums
- Steering Committee, ICON Conference 2013
Qualifications and Awards
- 2010 Visiting Research Fellow, School of Humanities, University of Southampton
- 2007 Fellow of the International Institute for Conservation (FIIC)
- 2003 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
- 1999 Accredited Conservator-Restorer (ACR)
Helen Williams, Frances Lennard, Dinah Eastop, Janice Dulieu-Barton, Alan Chambers, ‘Application of digital image correlation to tapestry & textile condition assessment’, in Joel Thopson (ed.), AIC Textile Specialty Group, Los Angeles, May 2009 (Washington D.C.: AIC, 2010), pp. 156-170. (CD_Rom format).
Frances Lennard, Dinah Eastop, ‘Image, object, context: image re-integration in textile conservation’, in Jean Brown (ed.), The Image Re-integration Conference. Proceedings of the 2nd Triennial Conservation Conference at Northumbria University 15-17 September 2003 (Newcastle upon Tyne: Northumbria University Press, 2007), pp. 7-14.
‘The impact of artists' moral rights legislation on conservation practice in the UK and beyond’, in Isabelle Verger (ed.), ICOM Committee for Conservation 14th Triennial Meeting, The Hague 12-16 September 2005 (London: James & James, 2005), pp. 285-290.
Cordelia Rogerson, Frances Lennard, ‘Billowing silk and bendable binders: is flexibility the key to understanding banner behaviour?’, in Rob Janaway and Paul Wyeth (eds.), Scientific Analysis of Ancient & Historic Textiles. Informing Preservation, Display and Interpretation. Postprints, AHRB Research Centre for Textile Conservation & Textile Studies, Second Annual Conference. Textile Conservation Centre, 13-15 July 2004 ( London: Archetype Press, 2005), pp. 12-18.
Frances Lennard, Vivian Lochhead, ‘United we stand: the conservation of trade union banners’, in Jan Vuori (ed.), North American Textile Conservation Biannual Conference 2003: The Conservation of Flags and other Symbolic Textiles, Albany, USA, November 2003 (USA: NATCC, 2003), pp. 111-118.
‘Preserving image and structure: tapestry conservation in Europe and the United States’, Reviews in Conservation, Vol. 7 (2006) pp. 43-53.
Janice Dulieu-Barton, Leo Dokos, Dinah Eastop, Frances Lennard, Alan Chambers, Melin Sahin, ‘Deformation and strain measurement techniques for the inspection of damage in works of art’, Reviews in Conservation, Vol. 6 (2005) pp. 63-73.