Top Conservation Case Studies of 2015

It’s that time of year again where we look back at our favourite conservation case studies of 2015 from a whole host of conservation professionals around the world and student’s alike. Here we’re round up 6 special projects that we’ve enjoyed reading – which are your favourites?


What: Conserving parchment from the Hebrew manuscript collection Where: Chester Beatty Conservation Why: The passion of the conservators working on this project really comes through in this post providing fascinating insight, including new skills learnt on the job and certain challenges faced. View Case Study Here.


What: Islamic binding series Where: West Dean College Why: We loved reading this blog as not only does it examine the task of making an Islamic binding but gives valuable insight into the history of the technique. View Case Study part 1 & part 2.


What: Conservation of the Mazarin Chest Where: V&A Why: For a fully rounded example of a conservation case study in detail, the V&A has produced a comprehensive account of each stage of the treatment which is well worth a read. View Case Study Here.