Plans for New Pathway in Book and Paper Conservation Announced

The Art School is excited to announce plans for a new pathway in Book and Paper Conservation for our BA (Hons) Conservation Studies course, to commence in autumn 2020.

The addition of this pathway will provide future Conservation students with the choice of following a pathway in Wood, Stone and Plaster Conservation, which is already taught on the course, or Book and Paper Conservation.

The inclusion of this new pathway in our conservation programme means we are ensuring the continuing study of book and paper conservation in London, following the intention of University of the Arts London (UAL) to close their own MA Conservation course at Camberwell College of Art. UAL  identified City & Guilds of London Art School as a national centre of excellence for the training of conservators and the ideal home for book and paper conservation.

We welcome the ongoing support of UAL, which has committed to provide a number of student bursaries and to gift relevant facilities, learning material and equipment to help us establish this new subject area. This  support will be essential in allowing us to provide national and international cultural organisations with the continuing conservation expertise and practical skills required for the future of conservation and heritage in the UK and further afield.

This new initiative comes as we relaunch our longstanding and well-respected historic carving diplomas and postgraduate diplomas, as the country’s only BA (Hons) and MA degrees in Historic Carving from autumn 2019. This new development will further consolidate the Art School’s position as an international destination for the study of historic craft, conservation and fine art.

Find out more about our BA (Hons) Conservation Studies and MA Conservation.


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