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West Dean is an independent higher education College run by the Edward James Foundation (a charitable trust) which receives no government funding. It increasingly relies on the generous support of charitable trusts, foundations, associations, companies and individuals. They provide essential funds to both the College and our students. We would like to thank the following for their generous financial support including:

Arts and Humanities Research Council

Anna Plowden Trust

British Antique Dealers’ Association - Joan Eyles Scholarship

Coates Foundation

Drake Trust

Dulux Decorator Centre, Chichester

Dyers’ Company Charitable Trust

Eaton Fund

Ernest Cook Charitable Trust

Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust

Fagus Anstruther Memorial Trust

Fred and Pat Tuckman Foundation

Friends of West Dean, The Edward James Foundation


The Ironmongers’ Company (Foundation)

John’s Award

J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trist

Leche Trust

Monument Trust

National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS)

NADFAS Sussex Area

Newby Trust

Norton Folgate Trust (Carpenters’ Company)

Okewood Decorative Fine Art Society

PF Charitable Trust

Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust

The Radcliffe Trust

Rowan Armour-Brown Memorial Trust

Sammermar Trust

Sidney Sanders Charitable Trust

The Skinners’ Company, Lawrence Atwell’s Charity

The Stanley Picker Trust

South Square Trust

Worshipful Company of Clockmakers

Worshipful Company of Cutlers

Worshipful Company of Dyers (Charitable Trust)

West Dean College Alumni

York Consortium for Conservation and Craftmanship

And all those who support our work but prefer to remain anonymous.

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West Dean College is grateful for the invaluable support of numerous national and international organisations that have contributed in time, expertise, partnership, provision of work placements and student projects including:

Admiralty Library

Adrian Weston Literary Agency

Amberley Working Museum

Ashmoleum Museum

Bodleian Library

Bovington Tank Museum

Belmont House

Brian Hall Conservation Ltd

British Antique Dealers’ Association

British Library

British Museum

Bulmer Brick and Tile Company

Bruker UK

Chester Beatty Library

Chichester District Museum

Chichester Festival Theatre

Cambridge Colleges Conservation Consortium

Cambridge University Library

Canterbury Cathedral Library

Catherine Woolfit Associates Ltd

Chichester Cathedral Library

Chichester Festival Theatre

Cliveden Conservation

Crafts Council

Crick Smith Conservation

Dorothea Restorations

Dundee University Conservation Department

English Heritage

Eura Conservation Ltd

Fishbourne Roman Palace

Fitzwilliam Museum

Fleet Air Arm Museum

G & R Harris Ltd

Geffrye Museum, The

Goldsmiths’ Company

Goodwood House

Guildhall Library

Hampshire County Council Museums Service

Hartley Library, Southampton University

Historic Scotland

Hall Conservation Ltd

Hatfield House

Konica Minolta UK

Leeds Museums and Galleries

Literary Consultancy, The

Lucas Alexander Whitley

Imperial War Museum

Ingram Consultancy Ltd

Institute of Archaeology

Institute of Conservation

Leather Conservation Centre

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Momart Ltd

Museum of London

Myriad Editions

National Archives (TNA), The

National Archives of the Netherlands

National Gallery

National Library of Scotland

National Library of Wales

National Maritime Museum

National Museum of Scotland

National Museums Liverpool

National Trust

Natural England

Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN), The

Odgers Conservation Consultants

Oxford Archaeology (Conservation)

Oxford Colleges Conservation Consortium

Pallant House Gallery

Plowden & Smith Ltd

Quinque Foundation

Richard Rogers Conservation

Rhode Island School of Design

Rowan Technologies Ltd

Royal Armouries

Royal Institute of British Architects

Nikon UK

Parham House

Royal Observatory Greenwich

Science Museum

Slade School of Fine Art

Southbank Centre

St Blaise Ltd

Stonehealth Ltd


Tensid UK Plc

Textile Conservation Centre

University College London, Library

University of Aberystwyth

University of Delaware, USA

University of Lincoln

University of Sussex

Victoria and Albert Museum

Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

West Sussex Record Office

Wimborne Minster Library

Winterthur Museum

Worshipful Company of Clockmakers

York Consortium of Conservation

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West Dean College and Gardens are situated in South East England, six miles north of the historic city of Chichester and 12 miles from the south coast.

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