BA (Hons) Conservation: Books & Paper

During this intensive, demanding course you will complete a challenging variety of complex live projects, working on cultural artefacts lent by leading public and private institutions as well as individual collectors. We will teach you to manage all phases of conservation practice, from examination, state-of-the-art analysis, proposal and documentation to the treatment itself and future care recommendations.

This pathway focuses on the conservation and restoration of paper artefacts, parchment and books.  It encompasses a wide range of artefacts from printed paper to delicate watercolours, illuminated manuscripts, maps and books of various materials and construction, projects may even include paper-covered globes and paper-constructed models.

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This three-year, full-time course is ‘subject to validation’* by Ravensbourne University London commence in autumn 2020.

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*During the autumn 2019 we will be revalidating the programme with Ravensbourne University London and it is therefore offered as ‘subject to validation’.

For quality assurance and enhancement purposes, our courses go through a regular rigorous review and approval process, known as re-validation and validation. Any course listed as ‘subject to validation’ is in the final process of approval.

While we do not foresee any problems in the validation process, which is planned for completion by December 2019, it is not guaranteed, and should the course be significantly amended, or not validated, any applicants at that stage will be contacted directly by the Art School and assistance will be provided to find a suitable alternative.


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