One year graduate diploma, one year postgraduate diploma, one year ma in conservation studies restoration of. An international reputation for book conservation skills. Week one in the books program involved making a paring knife out of a hacksaw blade, in order to understand the materiality of our tools as well as to learn how to sharpen knives an invaluable skill for a. The northeast document conservation center specializes in paper and book conservation.
He inherited west dean house and the estate after the. Ruth has run several successful training courses for heritage sector staff and volunteers, including several for the sussex museums group currently ruth is teaching the adhesives for conservation module for the book and paper conservation course at west dean college, west sussex. Conservation courses west dean college of arts and conservation. Her interests are manuscripts and conservation science. The graduate diploma conservation studies at west dean college of arts and conservation provides the theoretical and practical knowledge and experience necessary to start your career as a conservator. West dean college is delighted to be able to support the delivery of training in this underresourced area and the excellent. Leather can be found in association with a wide range of objects and has been used over many centuries and across the globe. This is a one day introduction to using the most commonly used adhesives in book and. A poor environment will lead to problems, such as mould growth, distortion or pest infestations, handling without care andor an understanding of book structure may lead to expensive and utterly unnecessary repairs, and unexpected threats, such as gravity, can cause major destruction of. At west dean college of arts and conservation we specialise in the conservation of tangible cultural heritage. West dean college of arts and conservation home facebook. Curriculum vitae mary hamilton french book conservator.
The estate was formerly the home of the poet and patron of the arts edward james. There is even a us uk alliance between north bennet street school and west dean, though i am unclear if it is official or not. She is gaining experience at the buffalo bill center of the west by working on the rare book. Includes additional training in the following areas.
Our degrees and diplomas are awarded by sussex university. The book shoe was developed by nicholas pickwoad while consultant at the national trust in england. Study conservation or fine art west dean college of arts and. West dean college of arts and conservation to hold series of. West dean college arts and conservation is internationally recognised for. American institute for conservation of historic and artistic works aic, becoming a conservator. Professional development diploma in historic building conservation and repair. As well as this, west dean college offers full time courses in the conservation of books, ceramics, clocks, furniture and metalwork, making. West dean college of arts and conservation will be holding a series of courses devoted to the preservation and collection care for libraries. Working on live projects, you will apply professional book conservation treatments and critical analysis of treatments. Funding opportunities are available to students applying to study at west dean college of arts and conservation and we encourage students to explore funding options.
James wyatt designed the house and it was built in 1804 for baron selsey of the peachey family. Degrees and diploma courses west dean college of arts and. Foundation degree in book conservation, and one year fulltime or two years parttime ba hons, and ma in conservation. The following provide information on art conservation related training. A year of book conservation at west dean college, united kingdom. International training, book conservation at west dean college posted in. Choose from art and craft short courses, to diplomas and masters. Learn about working at west dean college of arts and conservation. Books and library materials student emma lau writes about learning the principles of sharpening and using basic. Aug 24, 2011 west dean college equips students with advanced level practical skills that are highly sought after by potential employers and for professional practice. Her work has included establishing a book and paper conservation studio for the leather conservation centre, northampton uk and she teaches the conservation of leather bookbindings bound before and after the 17thc to students of conservation at west dean. Why choose west dean college of arts and conservation. West dean college equips students with advanced level practical skills that are highly sought after by potential employers and for professional practice. West dean college of arts and conservation provides training in both the technical knowledge and practical skills needed to repair and maintain historic buildings through their programme of building conservation masterclasses.
West dean college has appointed shayne rivers ma rca, a world renowned expert in the conservation of furniture and asian lacquer, as head of conservation. West dean college of arts and conservation linkedin. Study conservation or fine art west dean college of arts. West dean college of arts and conservation open day icon. In 2019 up to 60% of students received bursaryscholarship support. She teaches at an international level and is a tutor in the conservation of leather bindings at west dean college, uk and guest tutor at. She has supervised interns and work placement students from the uk, australia, belgium and the united states of america see the teaching gallery. West dean college of arts and conservation, chichester, west sussex. Fantastic facilities including exhibition space, a specialist arts and conservation library, an. Anahit campbell is from milwaukee, wisconsin and is a graduate student in the book conservation program at west dean college uk. West dean college of arts and conservation to hold series. David is a book and paper conservation specialist who has tutored more than a generation of book conservators since he began as a tutor in book conservation at west dean college in 1988. West dean college is hosting a student open day offering an opportunity to explore courses and subject specialisms, and ask indepth questions of tutors, students and programme leaders.
Students visiting the school of conservation will be invited to. West dean house is a georgian gothick country house that now houses west dean college, a specialist college with a worldwide reputation for the study of conservation, making and visual arts. Proper care and maintenance of your family heirlooms and works of art. Attaching sewing cord extensions of linen thread to reattach the board on a leather binding. West dean college has collaborated with the british library to deliver a programme of courses in preservation and collection care for libraries. In november 2011 the estates contribution was recognised by being awarded the marsh lepidoptera award for the promotion of lepidoptera conservation, a national award promoted by butterfly conservation. In conjunction with the university of sussex, west dean college offers diploma and ma courses in the conservation of book and library material, ceramics, metalwork and furniture. Using its extensive professional networks, says rivers, in both the public and private sectors, the college ensures students are exposed to current thinking and priorities. She worked at the british library for 7 years as a book. All conservation courses at west dean combine theory and practice, equipping students to be able to meet a range of conservation challenges. Conservation of books and library materials west dean.
In 1971 jamess west dean collage was opened as centre for education and training in conservation and in the visual and applied arts with the first fulltime programme launched the following year in furniture making and conservation. The onsite art and conservation library puts thousands of specialist books and. Training the library of trinity college dublin trinity. Bookbinding and book conservation courses and workshops in. Study of historical book structures will entail research in order to make an accurate model of a chosen historical book structure.
Apr 19, 2017 concerned about poor training in book conservation, in 1987 he took a cut in salary to move to the edward james foundation at west dean, near chichester, west sussex, to establish an internship. Conservation of books and library materials graduate diploma. Attending formal training for the conservation of books and library materials at west dean college in the uk has been an extremely worthwhile experience. Graduate diploma conservation studies west dean college of.
School of conservation west dean college of arts and conservation. Conservation courses west dean college of arts and. The college art and conservation library has thousands of specialist books and journals and all. The project was initiated following discussions in 2008 between conservator matthew read and ian fraser, senior conservator at leeds, and a condition report and research project carried out by former west dean ma student brittany cox. Building conservation masterclasses historic england. Enclosing damaged folio in reemay pocket before washing. Study conservation at west dean college of arts and conservation in west sussex. Leather conservation training with the leather conservation centre pcip certificate awarded.
Dec 01, 2009 there is even a us uk alliance between north bennet street school and west dean, though i am unclear if it is official or not. West dean s greatest advantage is its emphasis on developing hand skills and teaching conservation science in an extremely practical way. See who you know at west dean college of arts and conservation, leverage your professional network. Lizzie neville, head of school of conservation, commented. International training, book conservation at west dean college. West dean, chichester west sussex po18 0qz united kingdom 44 0 1243 811 fax 44 0 1243 8143 diploma courses and postgraduate diploma courses in conservation. She teaches at an international level and has been a tutor at various international institutions such as west dean college, uk, the state archive of croatia, zagreb, national library of singapore and state library of victoria, melbourne. Book and paper conservation, book repair, rare book conservation, archive conservation, artwork conservation. He was an avid admirer of the surrealist movement, and formed one of the largest collections of their works during his lifetime. Workshops at greens books are in small groups and give stepbystep tuition in various bookbinding and conservation techniques.
The commercial design was developed by christopher clarkson, then at west dean college, chichester, england, and anthony cains, trinity college, dublin, ireland. The programme focuses on continued professional development and is aimed at professionals, conservation students and others interested in furthering their skills in this area. Preservation courses at west dean college the book collector. The sussex coast can be reached after 20 minutes by car. Emerging conservation professionals october 9, 2017 this blog post series will look at united states citizens who trained abroad and are currently practicing conservation in the us. Our conservation cpd courses are for those working in the sector, conservation short. This rigorous and highly respected programme is a one year full time course. School of conservation west dean college of arts and. Graduate diploma conservation studies west dean college.
West dean college of arts and conservation has an international reputation for excellence. It is almost like training in the us is back to where. Currently ruth is teaching the adhesives for conservation module for the book and paper conservation course at west dean college, west sussex. Elizabeth neville head of school of conservation the. Object and materials conservation courses and british library courses. Here you can find a brief overview of who the courses are aimed at and links to find out more information.
Course on conservation and repair of stone masonry. Thursday, august 3, 2000 course in conservation and repair of stone masonry september 58, 2000 west dean college there are still some places available on this important course providing an overview of the complex issues involved in the conservation. He has taught science for conservators in the uk, usa and europe, established the analytical laboratory at west dean college in 2007 and has been the colleges. But, as aurelia told us, even when you have five years training under.
Care and handling of library and archive materials, preservation training, condition and conservation surveys. Complementing the fulltime programmes is a range of conservation short courses, including a programme in partnership with the british library. Accredited conservator restorer acr, currently working as head of the school of conservation at west dean with a previous track record in work based training for emerging conservators. Her work has included establishing a book and paper conservation studio for the leather conservation centre, northampton uk and she teaches the conservation of leather bookbindings bound before and after the 17thc to students of conservation at west dean college since 2010, as well as qualified conservators. A preservation policy provides the opportunity for an organisation to structure a framework for thinking about the longterm impacts of collections management. Yvette fletcher, leather conservation centre course tutor. The university of malta, department of conservation and built heritage offers training in the conservation of stone and wall paintings with an msc in the conservation of decorative architectural surfaces the course is composed of a preparatory year programme followed by a 2year multidisciplinary masters course. Preservation and collection care for libraries delivered by west dean college in collaboration with the british library.
Book conservation in the us and the uk jeff peachey. If you are a professional, conservation student or are interested in continuing professional development in this area these courses offer access to relevant training and expertise. Mary french has worked in the field of book conservation since 2006. Ma book and library materials conservation west dean college of arts and conservation b. I continue to find time to practice and specialise in the conservation of books and artist book collaborations. The college art and conservation library has thousands of specialist books and. Scc was set up by ruth stevens and ian watson in may 20 after working together on the sussex museums group conservation project ruth stevens is fully accredited with the institute of conservation icon and holds a masters degree in book and library materials conservation from west dean college. Workshops in preservation, basic bookbinding, book conservation, book restoration, advanced book conservation training and internships. Whilst working in your chosen pathway, selected from books, ceramics, clocks. Foundation degree in book conservation, and one year fulltime or two years parttime ba hons, and ma in conservation west dean college, chichester, west sussex. At west dean college our conservation ma course runs for two years, but there is also an expectation that we will be able to train a bit more while in entrylevel positions or apprenticeships.
Museum conservation institute art conservation training. Nedccs professional conservators also treat architectural plans, parchment, papyrus, wallpaper, and works of art on paper including charcoal drawings and watercolor paintings. Ruth has run several successful training courses for heritage sector staff and volunteers, including several for the sussex museums group. Ma conservation studies 1 calendar year 46 weeks, fulltime. This blog post series will look at united states citizens who. There are many things you can do to care for your treasures yourself sometimes though you may need advice or treatment from a professional. Groups of volunteers can achieve a high level of skill if given regular support and training. West dean college where creative talents are discovered. Oct 09, 2017 west deans greatest advantage is its emphasis on developing hand skills and teaching conservation science in an extremely practical way. West dean college of arts and conservation youtube. West dean college of arts and conservation is situated in the 6,350acre 25. Degree and diploma courses validated by the university of sussex.
Arthur has been teaching since 2012 and has lectured for organisations including the society of bookbinders, west dean college of arts and conservation and icon the institute of conservation. Concerned about poor training in book conservation, in 1987 he took a cut in salary to move to the edward james foundation at west dean, near chichester, west. Nedcc performs conservation treatment for photographs, books, prints, documents, maps, and globes. Conservation training sussex conservation consortium. West dean college of arts and conservation open day from. One year graduate diploma, one year postgraduate diploma, one year ma in conservation studies restoration of books, ceramics or fine metalwork.
Course fees are the same for uk and international students. British librarywest dean college partnership courses 2016. Ma conservation studies courses west dean college of arts and. Graduate diploma conservation studies, specialising in books and. There are still places available on the oneday course writing and using a preservation policy at the british library on wednesday 4 november 2015. The books and library materials courses at west dean college of arts and conservation give you the opportunity to develop the skills and competences to work. West dean college appoints new head of school of conservation. For the 5th year, the college is collaborating with the british library, the national library of the united kingdom and the second largest library in the world.1075 1390 321 229 889 684 1198 151 1020 113 629 915 1277 127 74 264 760 391 101 344 391 35 1367 1233 900 1104 1260 589 1433 438 1217 96 1516 1162 665 816 1464 867 1013 2 240 377 219 397 525 229 886 220