Search Results for: "Books and Library Materials"

  • World Book Day 2022: Five books from the library collection

    Posted on 3rd March 2022

    For World Book Day, West Dean College Librarian Teresa has chosen to highlight a selection of books from the library collection that relate to the programmes taught within the School of Conservation across clocks, metals, furniture, ceramics and books specialisms. 

  • The remarkable history of a prize binding

    Posted on 14th July 2021

    MA Conservation Studies student Jurjen writes about a small book from the collection in the Old Library and the remarkable details that lead him from a small local Latin school in Gouda, to Tsar Peter the Great, as well as to the well known art and book collection of the Beckford family.

  • Back to basics: lockdown papermaking

    Posted on 23rd July 2020

    Whilst in Lockdown at home, Graduate Diploma Conservation Studies student Florence Watson took the opportunity to get back to basics and make paper from scratch. Read the blog post to find out about the process, including making a mould and deckle.

  • Modifying a spokeshave for paring leather

    Posted on 5th February 2020

    MA Conservation Studies: Books and Library Materials student Emma Lau writes about learning the principles of sharpening and using basic machineries to produce an English paring knife, and how this lead her to modify a spokeshave for paring leather.