Volume 6, Number 2, May 1984, p.6
Fernande G. Jones, retired Associate Textile Conservator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art died on 25 March, 1984 at the age of 71. Mrs. Jones was a Fellow of the A.I.C. and had worked at LACMA since 1969.
Fernande came to the museum in 1968 as a member of the Costume Council. At the time, Pat Reeves, Textile Conservator, was directing a group of volunteers in the conservation of the newly acquired Diaghilev costumes. Fernande joined the group and her exceptional talents and enthusiasm so impressed Mrs. Reeves that she was asked to join the staff of the Conservation Center as the Assistant Textile Conservator in 1969. In this capacity, she was responsible for the training of apprentices and interns in conservation.
In 1982 she retired "to make room for the younger generation of conservators." She has generously given her books on textiles to the Conservation Center with the hope that future conservators will benefit as she did. Fernande will be fondly remembered by us all.