Mariluz Beltran de Guevara
Mariluz Beltran de Guevara is the Conservation of Books Subject Leader at West Dean College. She joined the College in 2017 after many years at the British Library where she held the post of Parchment and Vellum Specialist (2007-2010) and Conservation Team Leader (2003-2007; 2010-2015) and Collection Care Monitoring Conservator (2015-2017).
Mariluz is a West Dean College alumnus, having graduated from the Postgraduate Programme in 1997. Following an internship at the Victoria and Albert Museum she worked at the Dundee University Conservation Unit before joining the British Library in 2001.
Under her expert tutorage, the students at West Dean have the unique opportunity to work with material from the Edward James Archive - treating fragile object, preparing material for international exhibitions, improving storage, and getting involved with various preventative conservation projects. The students are currently assessing and treating material from the Archive as part of the forthcoming Leonora Carrington: Magical Tales exhibition at the Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City.