BA (Hons) Conservation: Books & Paper

The Conservation Department has strong links with all of the organisations listed below through live projects provided both on and off site. Project work, placements and internships offer invaluable opportunities for our students to work with conservators and other heritage professionals on ‘real life’ conservation problems. The Department is also entrusted with a wide variety of artefacts from public institutions and private collections, which students are able to work on during their final year of study.

Victoria and Albert Museum

Museum of London

Westminster Abbey

The Palace of Westminster

British Museum

Natural History Museum

Royal Collections Trust

Watt’s Gallery

Sir John Soane’s Museum

Maritime Museum

Horniman Museum

Wallace Collection

Imperial War Museum

Petrie Museum

Tate Modern

Tate Britain

Cuming Museum

Strawberry Hill House Trust

National Trust

Rochester Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral

English Heritage

Foundling Museum

Knole House

Venice in Peril

The Fitzwilliam Museum

For many years conservation experts Nic Lee, Head of the Stone, Wall paintings and Mosaics Conservation Section and Facsimile Service in the Conservation and Scientific Research of the British Museum and Catherine Nightingale, Conservation Manager for the Museum of London, have acted as invaluable professional advisors for our Conservation Department, regularly sitting on the Boards of Studies and supporting new developments.

We are delighted to announce that they have now been joined by three new industry experts, Edward Cheese, Jacqueline Moon and Valeria Duplat, who are advising on the new Books & Paper pathway. Edward Cheese is the Conservator of Manuscripts and Printed Books, Assistant Keeper at the Fitzwilliam Museum; Jacqueline Moon is the Conservation Manager for Paper & Photography at the Tate Gallery; and Valeria Duplat is the Paper Conservator at the Tate.

The Annual Conservation Research Symposium of final year projects is regularly attended by experts from the Conservation and Museums sector. Attendees regularly include experts from: The Victoria and Albert Museum; Museum of London; British Museum; Taylor Pearce Conservation Practice; NPL; Knole House Conservation; and Westminster Abbey.



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