School of Conservation

School of Conservation

Press Release: West Dean College of Arts and Conservation students conserve 19th Century Nativity figures in time for Christmas service

Posted on 11th December 2019

Earlier in the year, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation were contacted about conserving a selection of painted plaster figures from a Nativity scene. Potentially dating from the 19th Century, the figures had been residing in local church, St Mary the Virgin, Upwaltham (West Sussex). The students had a deadline of returning the three figures to the Church in early December, ahead of their Christmas service!