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International Women's Day 2018

Posted on 27th February 2018

As part of International Women's Day 2018, West Dean College is profiling the lives and work of seven women, past and present. We will be celebrating women who have contributed to the cultural heritage of the College as well as those working now who continue to build on the legacy of conservation and the arts for which West Dean is internationally known.

  • Collections, Library and Archive

    Cataloguing the Edward James Archive

    Posted on 13th February 2018

    The cataloguing of Edward James's unique personal archive has recently begun. The focus of this project will be the Cultural Papers, a diverse and illuminating body of material with content ranging over many areas of the creative arts including visual art, literature, music and ballet.

  • Collections, Library and Archive

    They Fly Higher Who To The Summit Strive

    Posted on 6th November 2017

    A Postcard to West Dean is a hand-woven tapestry made at the West Dean Tapestry Studio in 1986. Now a main feature of the College's Dining Hall, the piece was commissioned to commemorate Edward James's death and acknowledge his support and ambition for West Dean College.

  • School of Creative Arts

    Critical Paths - West Dean College Visual Arts Summer Shows 2017

    Posted on 4th July 2017

    Critical Paths showcases the exciting creative talent of the College's Visual Arts students in the expansive Edward James Studios at West Dean, then at the Espacio Gallery in London. Exhibiting students present work developed over a year of intensive study, providing visitors with the opportunity to view original work by a group of emerging artists.

  • Conservation

    Introduction to Collections Care and Conservation Management

    Posted on 24th May 2017

    Masterclass from Museums and Heritage show in London last week, by Shayne Rivers MA (RCA), FIIC, MA Collections Care and Conservation Management (CCCM) Subject Leader, and PhD researcher.

    Shayne's masterclass explored the following questions and offered an insight into CCCM at West Dean College.

  • Degrees and Diplomas

    The West Dean College European Study Trip 2017

    Posted on 28th March 2017

    Great images from our Conservation and Creative Arts students from their recent European study tour. Visits included Gravensteen Castle en route to Amsterdam, the Het Loo Paleis, Apeldoorn, Boijman's "Mad About Surrealism," exhibition in Rotterdam.

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