For World Book Day, West Dean College Librarian Teresa has chosen to highlight a selection of books from the library collection that relate to the programmes taught within the School of Conservation across clocks, metals, furniture, ceramics and books specialisms.
MA Conservation Studies student Andrew discusses the progress of a suit of 17th century cuirassier armour he began making in 2021. Now half finished, Andrew reflects on the process to date, his inspiration and what's next for the project.
In this blog post, Graduate Diploma Conservation Studies student Sujin discusses the conservation treatment of a small two-handled Italian maiolica armorial bowl, dated c.1650, from The Courtauld Collection.
On Thursday 4th November 2021, conservators around the world - including School of Conservation students and tutors from West Dean College of Arts and Conservation - participated in Ask a Conservator day via the College's Instagram page, answering questions and sharing their experiences in the Conservation sector. Here's a recap of the day.
Having worked at West Dean College since 1996 Norbert Gutowski is leaving us at the end of the summer term 2021. His contribution to the College has been huge and he has been ever-present for a quarter of a century. He is the stuff of legends.
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.
West Dean College and Gardens are part of a registered charity and relies on the support of generous donors, friends, legacies to help us deliver world-class education in conservation and the creative arts and maintain our award-winning gardens.