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A Week in Pictures: MA Conservation

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Published date 22 May 2015

With the MA Conservation show fast approaching, we visited the book and paper studios to photograph work in progress and speak to students about their projects, placements and show preparation.

The MA Conservation show will be open here at the college between 16 – 22 June 2015 and will feature a diverse range of projects from both the Art on Paper and Books and Archival Materials pathways that are offered at Camberwell.

Tom Bower at work in the Paper Studio

Tom Bower at work in the Paper Studio

‘The course covers a wide range of paper conservation techniques. We learn how to clean, repair and stabilise works of art to preserve them for the enjoyment of future generations. We work in the studio at Camberwell as well as doing placements at top institutions like the V&A, Windsor Castle and the British Museum. The course is challenging and very hard work but it’s worth it!’

Tom Bower, MA Conservation student

MA Conservation student Nikki Thompkins working on a Heraldic manuscript

MA Conservation student Nikki Thompkins working on a Heraldic manuscript

Hear more from Nikki’s about her project in this short video clip:

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‘It’s a lot of work, but conservation is really rewarding. Taking an object and making it whole again, so people can use and see it is great.’

Carrie Smith, MA Conservation student

MA Conservation students at work in the Paper Studio

MA Conservation students at work in the Paper Studio

The MA Conservation Summer Show opens at Camberwell College of Arts at 10am on Tuesday 16 June.

The Private View will be held on Monday 22 June between 6-9pm.

Related links:

www.arts.ac.uk/camberwell/courses/postgraduate/ma-conservation/