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ONE OF A KIND - a celebration of Christopher Clarkson's life and work

A gathering of family, friends, colleagues and all who have learnt from him to celebrate the life and work of Christopher Clarkson.

Please book here:

Lunch and refreshments will be available from 12.00 noon. In the afternoon, for those who would like to see them, there will be a showing in an adjoining room of two films which show Chris at work.
The event will draw to a close at around 16.45.

On the parchment trail: following music manuscript fragments from Malta

by Theresa Zammit Lupi PhD ACR
(Conservation Consultant for the Notarial Archives Resource Council, Valletta, Malta)

following her presentation at the Ligatus conference: Codex to Code

In this talk I have taken up the theme of fragments, their value, and how one might follow them.

Obituary - Christopher Clarkson

Christopher Clarkson, who died just before midnight on Thursday 30 March at the age of 78, was the pre-eminent conservator of medieval manuscripts and early printed books and a much-respected historian of book-binding and in particular of the structural history of bookbinding, specializing in the period from the birth of the codex to the early Renaissance.

Christopher Clarkson

I am writing to give you the sad news that Christopher Clarkson died in hospital shortly before midnight on Thursday, 30 March. I had seen him at home the previous Monday and although weak, he seemed stable and much as he had been for some weeks, but his condition suddenly deteroriated on Thursday morning and he was taken by ambulance to the hospital, by which time apparently he was all but unconscious.

From Codex to Code - Ten years of research by graduates of the Ligatus Research Centre

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.

Gino Ballantyne in Bookmarks XIV

Gino Ballantyne is the artist who perhaps has worked with Artivity for the longest period of time. Gino tested Artivity since phases one and two, working with Inkscape and Linux. He produced a significant body of work for these phases including work developed inside the fine art studios of Chelsea College of Arts. A further development to his work led to his contribution to Bookmarks XIV.

New Artivity website

Given that the Alpha release of Artivity for MacOSX is now ready to download, this was a good chance to create a new online presence where the most recent Artivity versions can be found. Check out:

This is a more outward looking website highlighting some important features of Artivity as well as featuring links to the research project page (this page) and the partner pages.

Future Artivity releases for all platforms will be made available through that website.

For now: happy browsing!


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