In honour of her 90th birthday, Karen’s family commissioned the production of a short retrospective film about her life and achievements in the world of textile conservation.
Filmmaker Sharon Rapaport and oral historian Julia Statman interviewed Karen several times in late 2010 and early 2011 and the resulting footage forms the basis of the finished film. The full unedited transcripts from the interview sessions can be found on the Interviews page.
Filmmaker: Sharon Rapaport
Interviewer: Julia Statman
Additional filming: Josh Cohen
Thanks to the TCC and the TCC Foundation for permission to use Josh Cohen’s footage.
Thanks to the BBC for use of Nationwide programme filmed in 1979.
Video thumbnail shows Karen visiting the Textile Conversation Centre in Winchester in 2008, surrounded by students and former colleagues.