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Call for applications--CXD Nicholas Hadgraft Scholarship

From: Eve Parkin <eve.parkin<-at->
Date: Monday, March 11, 2013
Conservation by Design Limited (CXD) is calling on conservators and
skilled book binders to apply for the 9th Annual Nicholas Hadgraft
Memorial Scholarship.

The prestigious award covers the cost of attending the world
renowned Montefiascone Book Conservation Summer School, a unique
bookbinding course held each year in the medieval hill town of
Montefiascone, situated next to the picturesque Lake Bolsena in the
heart of central Italy.

Offering UKP1,500 towards the course fees and travel, the
scholarship offers a unique opportunity for students, skilled
conservators and book binders to gain exclusive access to industry
leading conservation professionals. Running throughout the month of
August, each week of the summer school features a different
specialised course and tutor who will help attendees to hone their
skills in a number of historically sympathetic bookbinding
conservation techniques.

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 Conservator
of Manuscripts and Printed Books at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Kristine
Rose, reflecting on the refined and complex decoration of Mamluk

Collections Care Manager at the University of Manchester Library,
Caroline Checkley-Scott, will be joining Head of Manuscript
Conservation at the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation in Cairo, John
Mumford, to explore the history of the style of bindings found on
Manuscript Syriac 27 (The Syriac Book) which dates back to 7th
century AD. While Head of Conservation at Cambridge University
Library, Jim Bloxam, will be lecturing on late 13th Century early
gothic bindings alongside last year's Nicholas Hadgraft scholar,
Shaun Thompson.

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 28 April 2013 and the
successful applicant will be notified in June, 2013.

Eve Parkin
Account Manager
Haslimann Taylor PR
+44 121 355 3446
Mob: +44 7825 382 343

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