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.
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.
Graduate Diploma Conservation Studies student Dan Mifsud specialises in Furniture. In this blog post, he discusses the history, condition and interpretation of an ornate tea caddy, kindly loaned for conservation by the Museum of the Home.
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.
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world-class education in conservation and the creative arts and
maintain our award-winning gardens.