We invite you to celebrate with us the 10th Anniversary of the Ligatus Research Centre at the CCW Graduate School with a conference at which our first seven PhD and M.Phil graduates will present papers about their current research interests.

The conference will take place on Friday, 24th February, from 10am to 6pm, in Banqueting Hall of the Chelsea College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, John Islip Street, SW1P 4JU
and it will be followed by a reception.

A project to create a reference tool for bookbinding terminology from the ninth to the nineteenth century with contributors from 19 European countries. The thesaurus is based on SKOS.

Artivity is a project in partnership with Semiodesk which aims to produce a tool for capturing contextual data produced during the creative process of artists and designers while working on a computer.

Summer school courses on the history of bookbinding and on the identification and documentation of binding structures.

The monastery of St. Catherine in Sinai, Egypt, holds a unique library collection. Ligatus is offering conservation support through the St. Catherine's Project.

The online archive of the artist John Latham structured using Creative Archiving principles based on Latham's ideas.

Other Ligatus projects include:

A complete list of Ligatus projects can be found here.

Research: Ligatus has a number of research students working on bookbinding, conservation and digital documentation. Apply here.
MA: Ligatus contributes to the curriculum at MA level (MA conservation, Camberwell College of Arts).

Ligatus offers a range of services to museums and libraries including collection surveys, consultation on conservation treatments, digital documentation for conservation and research and development. Please contact us to discuss your project.