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Céline Bonnot-Diconne

Céline Bonnot-Diconne Leather restorer
French, English
By appointment only
+33 476661445
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Preserving the past

  • • Céline restores historical and archaeological leather objects
  • • Every project in the 2CRC workshop is unique
  • • She used to be a Fellow at the French Academy in Rome

When selecting a specialisation for her master’s in conservation, Céline Bonnot-Diconne made a decision to connect it with her other academic passion – archaeology – and chose to work with leather. She is particularly interested in the personal effects, so often made from animal skins, of humans who lived long ago. “No one was interested in the little leather shoe,” she tells us, “but I thought it was fascinating.” Bonnot-Diconne’s Grenoble workshop restores and conserves historical objects and leather art for France’s many museums including gilt leather, archaeological and ethnographic leather, and upholstery. Each type of leather requires its own approach and specific skills.

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