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Subject: Call for applications--CXD Nicholas Hadgraft Scholarship--addendum

Call for applications--CXD Nicholas Hadgraft Scholarship--addendum

From: Chris French <chris.french<-at->
Date: Monday, March 26, 2012
Applications invited
8th Annual Conservation by Design Limited (CXD) Nicholas Hadgraft
    Memorial Scholarship.

Additional information about scholarship see Conservation DistList
Instance: 25:43 Saturday, March 24, 2012)

The 2012 award, which covers the cost of attending the world
renowned Book Conservation Summer School in Montefiascone, Italy. A
medieval hill town situated next to Lake Bolsena and close to the
beautiful Etruscan City of Orvieta the Montefiascone summer school
runs alongside the famous Est! Est! Est! wine festival. It is open
to students, skilled conservators and book binders interested in
honing their skills in a number of historically sympathetic
bookbinding conservation techniques. Running from the heart of the
medieval town throughout the month August, each week of the summer
school features a different specialised course and tutor. This
year's class schedule will include the director of the Montefiascone
Project, Cheryl Porter, studying natural materials and processes to
re-create the Medieval colour palette, and freelance conservator and
consultant, Ana Beny, exploring the history of Spanish gothic wooden
binding structures in the "Mudejar" style.

Bench-trained conservator Julia Miller, who teaches historical
binding structures, will be lecturing on the Glazier Codex, a 5th
and 6th Century Coptic binding system, while owner of a New York
City based studio Jeffrey S. Peachey, will be take participants
through the construction of a typical full calf late eighteenth
century French binding.

Conservation By Design managing director, Mike Brown, said:

   "The Nicholas Hadgraft Memorial Scholarship is now so highly
    regarded within the conservation sector that we receive interest
    from people all over the globe, who are keen to grasp this
    wonderful opportunity. Every year we are astounded by the
    quality of the applications we receive, and we expect that 2012
    will be no different.

   "The summer school presents a unique opportunity for its
    delegates to form new friends, share knowledge and a love of
    precious books and bookbinding in a stunning setting. This year,
    to make sure our winning scholar is able to make the most of
    this magnificent course, we have increased the award from
    UKP1,000 to UKP1,500.  With such a prestigious prize on offer,
    we're sure we'll see more entries than ever before and encourage
    students, conservators and book binders to download the
    application form and submit it before the deadline on 30 April

Czech book and paper conservator, Bohuslava Ticha, who was last
year's lucky recipient of the coveted scholarship, added:

   "Montefiascone is very beautiful place with a great and relaxing
    atmosphere which naturally made the course experience enjoyable
    and very inspiring.

   "The course helped greatly with both my personal and professional
    development, and gave me the direction in my career that I had
    hoped for. It was such an amazing workshop, and I would strongly
    recommend applying to anyone who wishes to develop and improve
    their conservation skills."

The scholarship is offered in memory of Dr Nicholas Hadgraft, a good
friend of Conservation By Design who died tragically in 2004.
Nicholas was a fellow of the University of the Arts London and a key
collaborator on the "Squelch Drying" technique devised by Stuart
Welch (the founder of CXD), the most effective way to date of drying
valuable rare books. Nicholas was a regular tutor at Montefiascone
and took great pleasure imparting his knowledge and sharing his love
of books and bookbinding with like minded individuals.

Application forms are now available from the CXD website


Completed applications must be received by 30 April 2012 and the
successful applicant will be notified in June.

For further information on the Nicholas Hadgraft Memorial
Scholarship, contact Conservation By Design on +44 1234 844 260 or
visit <URL:>

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