By Cécilia Duminuco The work of the conservator-restorer of books can sometimes take you back in childhood: that is what happened to me while working at the consolidation of the cover of the book The Wind in the Willows. The dust jacket, with time, had become weak and was torn in several places, mainly along the … Read more
by Kate Aughey and Manami Shinagawa One of the most eagerly awaited and talked about projects currently underway in the Furniture Department is the conservation of an 18th century Italian carved gilt pier table belonging to The Wallace Collection in London. As one of a pair, the project provided an exciting opportunity to collaborate with The … Read more
An early morning glimpse of the new windows into the books department, which had some big renovations over the summer. When everything is finished we’ll give you a tour!
By Lori Covington The ceramics conservation students and tutors Lorna Calcutt and Ali Sandeman recently visited the Allen Gallery, in the picturesque town of Alton. The Allen Gallery has a brilliant collection of ceramics from all over the world, with a special focus on English ceramics from a very broad range of factories and places … Read more
Note from the Editor: Joseph Irving completed a West Dean diploma in furniture making in 2010-11, then returned to Yorkshire to work as a cabinetmaker. I asked him to write a guest post about a table he just made. For those of you who don’t know the story, Edward James left his family house and estate … Read more