Emmy de Groot has been involved with textile conservation training in the Netherlands since 1991, first at the Opleiding Restauratoren, then at the Dutch Cultural Heritage Institute (ICN), and since 2007 at the University of Amsterdam.
Her initial training was Teaching of Textile Design and Manufacturing Techniques, in Haarlem, The Netherlands. After graduating she developed as a professional textile conservator while working in the largest Dutch private conservation studio, Werkplaats tot Herstel van Antiek Textiel in Haarlem, later called Paswerk Textile Conservation, where she eventually became head of conservation.
For several years she worked as Collections Manager at CODA, a Dutch institution located in Apeldoorn which combines the care and presentation of museum collections of historical objects and modern art with the city archives.
At present she combines her teaching work with projects as an independent textile conservator. Among other activities in the professional field of conservation she has experience as an editor and member of the advisory committee for the Textielcommissie.NL where she at present is board member.
Recently she also joined the advisory board of Museum de Kantfabriek, Horst.
Foto: Piet Noordermeer