Santina Margaret LEVEY

Age 79


Santina LEVEY passed away on August 26, 2017 at the age of 79. The obituary was featured in The Times on September 4, 2017.

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A lovely woman very generous with her knowledge and time. It was an honor to spend time with her.

My condolences to all her family. Santina was so generous in sharing her great expertise and on many occasions helped me identifying a newly aquire lace treasure.
She has left a lasting legacy of deep knowledge. Pompi parry

She gifted the world with her knowledge of lace, and for that she will live on.

Santina's knowledge and expertise of lace and textiles was amazing. I aspired for some years to one day acquire her weighty tome "Lace. A History" and was overjoyed when one eventually came my way, it is greatly treasured, as are all her books, which have been an important point of reference to me over the years. She will be greatly missed by so many, my condolences to her family.

Her book Lace: A History has informed a generation of lace scholars and remains the most comprehensive reference on the subject.

(There doesn't seem to be a drop down for my location, which is New Jersey, USA, so I am putting Jersey.)

Great that she published so much: museums and art galleries will miss her expertise

At an exhibition of lace at the V&A museum, I bought her very heavy, but most wonderful book "Lace - A History" which I had to lump around London, but cherish very much.
A big "thank you" for her contributions to lace, and my condolences to her family and friends.
Agnes Boddingten - UK

It is a testimony to her international reputation that I heard about her passing through an American lace collector and a fellow curator also in the USA. I passed the message on to people who knew her in Germany and Belgium. She was a dedicated and very gifted scholar, a wonderful friend and an amazing human being. Spending time with her in London was Always a feast. She shared her home, good food, ideas. We had lovely walks, went to the theatre...
When I entered the field of textiles...