Search Results for: "Conservation"

  • Clocks

    Conservation of a singing bird cage automaton

    Posted on 20th April 2020

    MA Conservation Studies alumni Dale Sardeson talks us through the final year practical project he completed in Summer 2019; the conservation of a singing bird cage automaton from the Edward James Foundation Collection. 

  • Furniture

    Conservation of a Thonet 'No.28' chair

    Posted on 24th March 2020

    As part of his studies, Graduate Diploma Conservation Studies student David Edwards has been working on the conservation of a Thonet ‘No.28’ chair, which is owned by the Edward James Foundation. 

  • Books & Library Materials

    Modifying a spokeshave for paring leather

    Posted on 5th February 2020

    MA Conservation Studies: Books and Library Materials student Emma Lau writes about learning the principles of sharpening and using basic machineries to produce an English paring knife, and how this lead her to modify a spokeshave for paring leather.

  • School of Conservation

    Orrery Making with Peter Grimwood

    Posted on 29th November 2019

    Peter Grimwood is one of just two Orrery makers in the country and he recently spent a day (on November 21st) at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation explaining how to make an Orrery to students.

  • School of Conservation


    Posted on 12th November 2019

    On November 4 2019, conservators around the world participated in Ask a Conservator day. A day that encourages international collaboration and knowledge exchange. 

    Tutors and students from our School of Conservation tweeted via the College’s Twitter profile to answer questions and share insights into their experiences in the Conservation sector.

  • Clocks

    Freedom of Choice

    Posted on 3rd December 2018

    Deciding which course of treatment to take on an object can be a near-impossible task, and even after I've finished working on a clock and it's ticking away happily on a test stand, I'll still be wondering if there was something I should have done slightly differently...

  • Clocks

    Clock Conservation Project: A.Brocot and Delletrez c.1850

    Posted on 28th November 2017

    One of my recent projects is a 19th century French clock signed A.Brocot and Delletrez. I found a description of the mechanism in Chavigny's work on the Brocot family, which revealed that a patent was issued for this mechanism in around 1850 by Antoine Brocot.

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