Hannah Sutherland

2014 QEST J Paul Getty Jr Charitable Trust Scholar - Textile Conservation

Hannah is a skilled needlewoman, knitter and textile maker with a passion for costume in film, theatre and culture. She graduated from Wimbledon College of Art with a First Class degree in Costume Interpretation and following an internship at the V&A Museum, was invited back to work as an Outside Professional Assistant on various fashion exhibitions, including The Glamour of Italian Fashion.

QEST supported Hannah when she took up one of eight places in the MPhil Textile Conservation course at the Textile Conservation Centre, University of Glasgow. It is the only course in the UK specialising in the conservation of textile objects.

Hannah has since worked for the V&A Museum, Historic Royal Palaces and spent a year as an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Textile Conservation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. She is currently working as a freelance textile conservator in London and Brighton.