Professor Frances Lennard
- Professor of Textile Conservation (History of Art)
- Pacific barkcloth
Frances is the Principal Investigator of the AHRC-funded research project Situating Pacific Barkcloth Production in Time and Place
- Tapestry conservation and the application of engineering techniques to monitor tapestries
Frances is also leading a project funded by the Leverhulme Trust, From the Golden Age to the Digital Age: Modelling and Monitoring Historic Tapestries in collaboration with Dr Philip Harrison in the School of Engineering. This is building on a previous AHRC-funded project carried out at the University of Southampton, in collaboration with the School of Engineering Sciences.
- Painted textiles, particularly trade union banners.
- Public engagement for textile conservation and the impact of context on treatments.
- Re-evaluation of conservation treatments.
Frances has published two books for Elsevier: Textile Conservation: Advances in Practice, co-edited with Patricia Ewer (2010) and Tapestry Conservation: Principles and Practice, co-edited with Maria Hayward (2006).
- 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.' (Completed 2016.)
- Lucie Whitmore (PhD): 'Fashion in the Great War: Interpreting women's experiences of conflict, through costume.
- Costantini Rosa
From the Golden Age to the Digital Age: Modelling and Monitoring Historic Tapestries
- Director, Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History
- Impact Champion for History of Art
- Member of History of Art Research Committee, School Management Team, College of Arts Project Development Board and College of Arts Impact Committee
- External Examiner, MA Conservation Studies, West Dean College.
- Editorial Board, Studies in Conservation, International Institute for Conservation
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)