Leanne Tonkin is currently a PhD candidate at Nottingham Trent University Doctoral School, UK, undertaking practice-led research into electronic textiles and fashion (2017-2020). She completed a two year conservation research fellowship at The Costume Institute, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, examining the implementation and consequences of plastics in fashion collections (2015-2017). Previous experience includes textile and dress conservation positions at Philadelphia Museum of Art (USA), Cleveland Museum of Art (USA) and The Peoples’ History Museum, (UK). Her interests focus on the development and preservation of modern and contemporary textiles and multi-disciplinary approaches to conservation practice.
 
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Leanne Tonkin