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Highlights in this issue

Preparing for Morris - the Treatment of a Philip Webb Painted, Silvered Chest

John Courtney, Intern, Furniture Conservation, Conservation Department

In preparation for the William Morris exhibition, a small chest, acquired by the V& A in 1978, has recently undergone conservation treatment in the Furniture Conservation Studio.

Conservation Course Abstracts: Update

It is some time now since we have had the opportunity in this Journal to publish abstracts of the written work presented by students on the RCA/V&A Conservation Course. As explained previously, MA students submit four pieces of written work (besides their conservation documentation) for assessment towards their degree. These include a History of Art or Design Essay, a Science Essay, a History of Materials and Techniques Essay and a report based on the Final Year Project. MPhil students, by contrast, are obliged to submit only two documents.

Conservation Liaison - Stained Glass for the William Morris Exhibition

Agnes Holden, Head of Inorganics, Conservation Department

The William Morris exhibition has provided a unique opportunity to display a large number of stained glass panels from the V&A's collection. Despite the scale of the V&A's collection of stained and painted glass, it is not often requested for display in either V&A exhibitions or for loans elsewhere. A total of 19 pieces have been chosen, making it the largest number of panels that the Stained Glass Conservation Section has dealt with for a temporary exhibition.

Digital Imaging and Stained Glass Conservation

Ariana Makau, Stained Glass Conservation Student, RCA/V&A Conservation Course

In the last year, while developing my stained glass craft and conservation skills, I also spent time exploring digital imagery as a complement to other visual documentation in stained glass conservation.