West Dean College, Camberwell College, Conservation, Restoration, Book, Paper
West Dean College, Camberwell College, Conservation, Restoration, Book, Paper

I have been a practicing Book & Archive Conservator since graduating from Camberwell College of Arts, London in 1995 (now University of the Arts).  I studied for BA(Hons) Paper Conservation, a broad conservation training, but then specialised in Book & Archive Conservation.  Returning to education in 1997 I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in the ‘Conservation of Rare Books & Manuscripts’ at West Dean College, Nr. Chichester, West Sussex; under the tutelage of Christopher Clarkson.  From here I began working as a freelance conservator.

I have been employed as a conservator for The University of York, Middle Temple Law Court Library and West Sussex Record Office.


I continue to expand my knowledge of preservation and conservation techniques, materials, conservation science and ethics to support my continual professional development.  I have taught conservation at West Dean College as part of the Continuing Professional Development programme.  I am accustomed to taking novel approaches and pragmatic problem solving to provide bespoke conservation and preservation services.


I am an associated ICON member and I have signed up to the Code Of Conduct & Professional Standards.

Professional History

West Dean College, Camberwell College, Conservation, Restoration, Book, Paper
West Dean College, Camberwell College, Conservation, Restoration, Book, Paper

Conservation Gallery

Lara Meredith

West Dean College, Camberwell College, Conservation, Restoration, Book, Paper

Book Conservation      Archive Conservation

 
 

My freelance clients include:


  1. - Petworth House Archives, West Sussex


  1. -Horniman Museum and Gardens, London


  1. - National Army Museum, London


  1. - The Armitt Collection, Cumbria


Whilst working under contract:


  1. - The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers

- Tate Archive, London

- Royal Armouries, Leeds

- The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers

- The Worshipful Company of Saddlers

  1. -Charles Dickens Museum, London

  2. -Rochester Cathedral, Kent

- The Oxford Union
- SS Great Britain

West Dean College, Camberwell College, Conservation, Restoration, Book, Paper, Bible