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Conservation of Furniture and Related Objects
Through practical work develop your tool skills, learning a variety of techniques and trades through historic craft practices. Learn about interventive treatment, structural and surface stabilisation, cleaning, consolidation, restoration of losses, materials and techniques, theory and practice.
Develop an understanding and appreciation of the history and cultural context of furniture and related objects and the architectural interiors they were created to be part of. Study wood and other decorative art materials associated with furniture including surface coatings: transparent, gilded, painted or lacquered.
You can expect
You will work in our specialist Furniture workshop and have 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.
Degree or qualification at equivalent level to a second year of undergraduate study, e.g. HND, DipHE, together with experience and ability in woodworking skills and knowledge of and interest in furniture.
International students will require English language CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) level B2 or ILETS 6.5 or above.
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.
Graduates of the programme often progress to the MA Conservation Studies (via the Postgraduate Diploma first stage).
Graduates go on to work as furniture makers, designers, repairers, restorers or conservators.
"It has given me the opportunity to learn about the very different approach to craft in England with its long historical tradition, and to work on historically important objects." Franciszek de Sage, Graduate Diploma, Conservation of Furniture and Related Objects
"It has given me the opportunity to learn about the very different approach to craft in England with its long historical tradition, and to work on historically important objects"Franciszek de Sage, Graduate Diploma, Conservation of Furniture and Related Objects
Subject Leader - Furniture and Related Objects
Norbert is a furniture maker - conservator with almost two decades of tutoring experience, who has also worked extensively as a fine antique furniture conservator- restorer.
Tristram works as a contract furniture conservator at the V&A and in private practice. He has lectured in conservation at the City and Guilds of London and at Camberwell College of Art.
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.