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. After completing their Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, she graduated from Wimbledon College of Art (UAL) with a First Class degree in Costume Interpretation. 

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. The course included work placements at Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto and The Burrell Collection, Glasgow. 

Hannah has since worked at Historic Royal Palaces, London, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and KIK-IRPA, Brussels, as well as time spent as a freelancer. She is currently a textile conservator at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.