ONE OF A KIND - celebrating the life and work of Christopher Clarkson

On Monday 26th June over 130 friends and family of Christopher Clarkson came together in London to celebrate his life, share stories and raise a glass in his memory. Many people travelled from afar to pay tribute to their tutor, friend, colleague and relative. In preparation for the event we received wonderful photographs from all over the world which were displayed on the day and contributed greatly to the celebration. Four documentary films shown during the event gave a glimpse into Chris' preeminent book conservation skills and his involvement in the aftermath of the Florence flooding in 1967. Guests could also see Chris' innovative models of limp vellum bindings, kindly brought by his family.

To ensure that Chris Clarkson's legacy lives on, we continue to work on his 30,000 slide archive, preparing it for online publication to make it available to everyone