Plans to Validate New Award: BA (Hons) Conservation: Books & Paper Announced

The Art School is excited to announce plans for the revalidation of our longstanding BA (Hons) Conservation Studies course, with a new pathway in Book & Paper conservation planned to commence in autumn 2020.

The proposal to revalidate with two named awards, BA (Hons) Conservation: Wood, Stone & Decorative Surfaces and BA (Hons) Conservation: Books & Paper will provide future Conservation students with the choice of following either specialist pathway.

The inclusion of this new specialism to our Conservation Department 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  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  UAL’s commitment to provide a number of student bursaries for this new award, specifically for students from backgrounds underrepresented in Higher Education. Their intention to gift relevant facilities, learning material and equipment will help us establish this new subject area and enable 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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