School of Conservation Blog

  • Books & Library Materials

    The remarkable history of a prize binding

    Posted on 14th July 2021

    MA Conservation Studies student Jurjen writes about a small book from the collection in the Old Library and the remarkable details that lead him from a small local Latin school in Gouda, to Tsar Peter the Great, as well as to the well known art and book collection of the Beckford family.

  • Ceramics & Glass

    When glass meets minimalism: Edward James and his Art Deco glass lamps

    Posted on 10th June 2021

    MA Conservation Studies students recently undertook a virtual five week work placement with The Corning Museum of Glass, developing their understanding of glass conservation and what it means to be a conservator in a museum setting. For this blog post, they have applied that knowledge to examine objects in the West Dean Collection.

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    Accessing Heritage Post Covid

    Posted on 16th March 2021

    MA Collections Care and Conservation Management Alumna and Access and Participation Officer Alex has written about accessibility in the heritage sector, in particular in light of the challenges posed from the past year.

  • Furniture

    Conservation of an antique model clipper

    Posted on 10th March 2021

    Graduate Diploma Conservation Studies student Sam has been working on the conservation treatment of a model clipper, brought into the furniture workshop back in February 2020 by a private client. Read the blog post to find out more about the project.

  • Ceramics & Glass

    A fresh look for two elf candle holders

    Posted on 16th December 2020

    MA Conservation Studies: Ceramics and Related Materials student Rose has recently carried out conservation treatment on two very small elf candle holders, just in time for the festive season. Read more about the project in this blog post.

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    #AskAConservator Day 2020

    Posted on 23rd November 2020

    On November 18 2020, conservators around the world - including Conservation Students and Tutors from West Dean College of Arts and Conservation - participated in the annual Ask a Conservator day. A day that encourages international collaboration and knowledge exchange using #AskAConservator on social media.

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