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Archaeological Leather Group

The Archaeological Leather Group promotes the study of leather and leather objects from archaeological and other contexts. Members come from a variety of disciplines and include archaeologists, historians, scientists, scholars, conservators, artefact specialists and leather workers (...)



DLM Leather Museum - Offenbach (Germany)

The DLM Leather Museum Offenbach combines three museums under one roof: the Shoe Museum with international foot-wear of four millennia and an art gallery, the Museum for Applied Art with crafts and design from the Middle Ages to the present, with the focus on leather, and the Ethnological Museum with the African, American and Asian Departments.

DLM Ledermuseum Offenbach, Frankfurter
Str. 86, 63067 Offenbach, Tel.: (069) 829798-0(069) 829798-0


Museu de l'Art de la Pell - Vic (Spain)

C. Arquebisbe Alemany, 5


Tel: 938833279


Museum of Leathercraft - Northampton (England)

In 1946 John W. Waterer with the collaboration of Dr. Claude Spiers, founded the Museum of Leathercraft. It now flourishes through a partnership with Northampton Borough Council.

The museum was started with the aim of “the preservation and encouragement of high standards of craftsmanship and design” in the leather industry and to collect and showcase these items. Waterer, with Spiers, collected several hundred pieces, attracting grants from trusts and benefactors. He pioneered the conservation of leather, and was the inspiration behind the formation of the Leather Conservation Centre, also based in Northampton, on the University campus.

The collection consists of over 5000 items that span several centuries, cultures and crafts reflecting the development of leathercraft across the world.

Explore the rest of galleries and discover this wonderful collection. We are housed in the Abington Museum and have acquired more space in which to display many more exciting pieces.

The Museum of Leathercraft currently lives with Northampton Museums & Art Galleries

our main display can be found at :                                                        Abington Museum, Abington Park, Northampton NN1 5LW 

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