Press Release: New Head of School of Conservation at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation
Elizabeth Neville MA ACR has been appointed the new Head of School of Conservation at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. Elizabeth has over thirty years' experience as a book conservator, interspersed with teaching conservation to Graduate and Masters students.
"My role as Head of the School is to ensure that the College continues to be recognised as a world leader for training in conservation and historic craft practice and that students have the opportunity to gain the appropriate academic qualifications to pursue the next stage of their careers. I want to bring the lessons I have learnt from delivering work-based training into the studios at West Dean to enhance the College's reputation for practice led learning."
The College announced its ten year vision late last year, underlining a commitment to both conservation and arts education, including ambitious growth in student numbers. The School of Conservation attracts students from across the UK, Europe and internationally. Students learn in a unique historic house environment with its own collection and archive, and with the involvement of practicing accredited conservators and external heritage and craft specialists, in teaching delivery and mentoring of courses, to ensure teaching is contemporary and consistent with current conservation practice.