The Gilt Leather Society aims to promote and disseminate knowledge, skill and care for gilt leather and gilt leather hangings in all their diversity. One of the primary goals of the society is to promote international exchange of knowledge..

The Gilt Leather Society aims to develop further online accessibility of information about the history, technique and conservation of gilt leather.

The society aims to encourage a younger generation of both conservators and interior historians into the field. An important long-term goal is to build a database which gathers technical and art historical facts on gilt leather worldwide.

Other projected activities are the publication of a multilingual technical glossary on gilt leather, and a publication on preventive conservation, including the do’s and don’ts regarding the conservation of gilt leather.

The Gilt Leather Society welcomes all gilt leather ethousiasts to become a member of the Society. The annual membership fee is 20€. Members will receive newsletters and will be able to participate in activities organised by the society. Contact us

Meet the Officers (Executive Committee) making it happen.

Martine Posthuma de Boer (Secretary) (the Netherlands) (conservator)
Laurianne Robinet (France) (Centre de recherche sur la conservation) (Coordinator ICOM-CC Leather & Related Materials Working Group)
Eloy Koldeweij (Chairman) (the Netherlands) (Cultural Heritage Agency)
Céline Bonnot-Diconne (France) (conservator)
Mariabianca Paris (Italy) (Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro)
Christopher Calnan (Treasurer) (England) (advisor National Trust)
Meike Wiedemann (Website) (Germany / the Netherlands) (PhD student at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and State Palaces and Gardens of Baden-Württemberg)