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Shaun Thompson and Mark Furness awarded CXD Nicholas Hadgraft Scholarships

From: Eve Parkin <eve<-at->
Date: Thursday, July 5, 2012
Conservation By Design Announces 2012 Scholarship Winners

Shaun Thompson, a bookbinder at Cambridge University Library, has
been chosen as the recipient of this year's Nicholas Hadgraft
Memorial Scholarship.

Now in its eighth year, the coveted scholarship awarded by
Conservation By Design (CXD) offers UKP1500 towards the cost of
attending the Montefiascone Book Conservation Summer School; a
unique bookbinding course held each year in the medieval town of
Montefiascone, Italy.  The school runs for four weeks during July
and August, 2012 and each week features a different course and
tutor. Shaun intends to use his scholarship to attend two courses
one addressing Glazier Codex, a 5th and 6th Century Coptic binding
system, and the other exploring the history of Spanish gothic wooden
binding structures in the "Mudejar" style.

The entries this year were so impressive that for the first time
ever, a runner-up prize was also awarded. Mark Furness, a bookbinder
from Manchester, demonstrated considerable skill and enthusiasm for
his craft, so will be attending his preferred course at the summer
school, which will look at the construction of a typical full calf
late eighteenth century French binding.

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.

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