From 13th to 15th April 2016, the postgraduate students of Books
& Library Materials Conservation took ourselves off to the
University of Copenhagen to attend the sixteenth Care and
Conservation of Manuscripts conference.
After completing the MA in Conservation Studies at West Dean, I
served as an assistant for six weeks in the conservation studio of
Michael Parfett in London. Michael works primarily on harps,
harpsichords and frames, and the short work placement offered the
opportunity to gain experience in conserving musical instruments,
decorative surfaces and gilding.
Mariko graduated from the book conservation program in 2013, and
immediately moved to Singapore and started working for Q Art
Conservation-the place where she had done her work placement as a
postgraduate student. We last heard from her when she first
started; here's what she's been up to recently.
West Dean is 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.