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Conservation of Clocks and Related Objects
Still accepting applications for September 2017 entry
The programme provides a context for the analysis, assessment and treatment of historic objects. You will learn professional standards of conservation practice as you develop practical, theoretical and professional conservation skills. Work on exciting and challenging client projects.
You can expect
Graduates go on to work as conservators for the heritage, public, corporate and private sectors, or as makers, repairers, restorers, teachers or advisors. There are many areas of specialism within the profession.
"The experience has exceeded expectations. The facilities are excellent, the tutors awesome, the scope limitless."
Jon Colombo, Diploma in Conservation of Clocks
Degree or qualification at equivalent level to a second year of undergraduate study e.g. HND, DipHE and an interest in horology.
CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) level B2 or ILETS 6.5 or above.
You will work in our specialist Clocks workshop with access to an analytical laboratory. Collaboration with other conservation specialisms makes for a uniquely enriched learning environment.
The on-site Art and Conservation Library puts thousands of specialist books and journals within your reach and you can access specialist databases in the IT suite.
Currently a third of all tuition fees are met through
bursary or scholarship funding.
In 16/17 almost 60% of students were in receipt of some support. Find out about funding here.
Programme Leader, Clocks and Related Objects
Matthew Read is a leading voice in the development of conservation within clocks and automaton. An experienced practitioner and accredited conservator in the field of Horology, he originally trained at West Dean College. He has worked at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich as a Conservator and Assistant Curator of Horology. This was followed by five years as a self-employed conservator working with clients from the Museums and Heritage sector including the National Trust.
A former West Dean College student, Malcolm previously worked at The British Museum and is a contract conservator at the Society of Antiquaries in London.
If you are interested in applying for this course or would like further information please contact admissions either by enquiring online or calling the number below. To make your application you will need to download and fill out our application form.