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.
Earlier in 2019, West Dean College of Arts and Conservation were contacted about conserving a selection of painted plaster figures from a Nativity scene. Potentially dating from the Nineteenth Century, the figures had been residing in local church, St Mary The Virgin, Upwaltham (West Sussex).
Zora Sanders takes us through her investigation into a
mysterious knife; as she tries to uncover its origins and
When I began my studies in Metalwork Conservation at West Dean
last October, the first object I was given to treat appeared to be
a fairly ordinary knife. Which just goes to show that looks can be
As a final year student in the Books and Library Materials
Conservation Studies course at West Dean, my usual focus is upon
'book and paper materials'. However, last term I was fortunate to
work with the West Dean Collections team as they kitted out their
new 'salvage trailer'...
Catherine tells us about her lifelong passion for building
conservation, and how others can pursue their interest and achieve
qualifications here at West Dean College.
Help preserve our future
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.