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Previous Associates and Interns of Book Conservation Services

Oriana Calman
Associate Book and Paper Conservato
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(2011-2013)


Oriana joined BCS in late 2011 to undertake a one-year internship in book & paper conservation with a focus on the preservation and conservation of leather bindings. In October 2012 we welcomed her an an Associate Book & Paper Conservator. She joins us with 6 years training and experience in the minimal and full conservation of books. The focus of her work is the preservation and conservation of a variety of binding structures from libraries and archives held in public and private collections. She recently graduated with a MA (Dist.) in Book and Archive Materials Conservation, Camberwell College of Arts, London. Here she specialised in the conservation of 18th century printed music manuscripts bound in the trade binding style. Before this she completed a Graduate Diploma in Book Conservation, West Dean College,UK. She currently works as a Conservator, Parliamentary Archives, House of Lords, London.

Oriana has pursued a career in conservation since 2006. She began her training in the United States in book and paper conservation and bookbinding with the Barbara Goldsmith Preservation & Conservation Department, New York University. She has since completed a number of internships including time with the Libraries' Conservation Department, University of Southern California and the Huntington Library and Museum, California. In July 2011 she was awarded the Peter J. Sharp Foundation internship with the New York Historical Society Conservation Lab. Here she completed the conservation treatment to a collection of late 17th - 20th century Gentlemen's library books, colour lithographic prints and minature books for exhibition. Her work on this project can be seen in a documentary on YouTube titled 'The New York Historical Societies Conservation Labs'.

Alison Heath

Book & Paper Conservation Intern 2012/13
Alison joined BCS in September 2012 as a part-time Conservation Intern, under the supervision of Karen Vidler, undertaking basic book and paper conservation work. She works part-time with Benchmark Bindery, London, under the supervision of Kathy Abbot, where she assists with book conservation repairs and rebinding work. She also work part-time at Unsworth's Antiquarian Booksellers cataloguing books from incunables to modern first editions. Her bookbinding studies began in 2008 in Gloucestershire under the tuition of Anne Weare. Currently she is studying fine bookbinding with Kathy Abbott and gold finishing with Tracey Rowledge. Her aim is to become a skilled and knowledgeable Book Conservator.


Carol Lampard

Bookbinder, Restoration Assistant
Carol currently works with Book Conservation Services on a casual basis undertaking book and paper restoration and period rebinding work. She began working as a Bookbinder in 2005 when she and husband Graham purchased Craftsman Binders, Northampton. She has five years training in forwarding and finishing of books under the supervision of the previous owner of the business. More recently Carol has completed formal training in book and paper restoration with Karen Vidler.

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