From the colour of the Chilli Fiesta to the creativity of the
Arts and Crafts Festival to the relaxing Gardens and the diversity
of the musical performances, throughout 2019, West Dean will be
offering a wide variety of events.
For the 5th year, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation
will be holding a series of courses devoted to The Preservation and
collection care for libraries in collaboration with the British
Library - the national library of the United Kingdom, and the
second largest library in the world. These fascinating courses are
for professionals, conservation students and those interested in
continuing professional development in this area offering access to
relevant training and expertise.
In the year that they retire, West Dean Gardens is establishing
a fund and seeking donations, to establish a Trainee
Horticulturalist post in honour of the legacy that Head Gardeners
Jim Buckland and Sarah Wain have left in the gardens; to give
someone at the start of their career, the chance they need to work
towards managing a garden like West Dean.
West Dean College of Arts and Conservation is pleased to
announce its Open Call for their 2019 residency programme. It will
be launched on Thursday 25 April 2019, with the deadline being
Monday 1 July 2019 and the public announcement being w/c 22 July
Before West Dean's celebrated Head Gardeners Jim Buckland and
Sarah Wain retire at the end of March, on Tuesday, March 5, 2019
(between 7-10pm), there will be an Evening with Jim Buckland and
Sarah Wain in the Old Library, West Dean College of Arts and
Students in the Ceramics Conservation department at West Dean
College of Arts and Conservation learn to conserve a wide range of
objects from Chinese ceramics to Saxon glass, but it was difficult
to say no when the family of a former College staff member now in a
nursing home came to the College with a broken Father Christmas
owned by a fellow resident.
Alison Richmond, the outgoing CEO of Icon (the Institute of
Conservation) has become a newly
elected Trustee of The Edward James Foundation - the charity
responsible for West Dean College
of Arts and Conservation. (Photo credit: Eric Richmond)
West Dean College of Arts and Conservation announces Renee So as
Artist-in-Residence in 2019. The three-week residency in May 2019
will support a solo exhibition of So's work at the De La Warr
Pavilion in Autumn 2019.
West Dean College offers exciting possibilities for film production companies or media photo shoots.
Help preserve our future
West Dean is part of a registered charity and relies on the
support of generous donors, friends, legacies to help us deliver
world-class education in conservation and the creative arts and
maintain our award-winning gardens.