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Dr. Cordelia Rogerson

British Library
Head of Conservation
London, UK

After a BA in Art History at the University of Manchester, Cordelia studied at the Textile Conservation Centre, Courtauld Institute of Art. She was employed by the Textile Conservation Centre on graduating, firstly as a practising conservator, later as researcher and lecturer for the MA in Textile Conservation, (by then under the auspices of the University of Southampton). In 2002 Cordelia commenced her PhD studies at the Royal College of Art/ Victoria & Albert Museum Conservation researching the preservation of artist jewellery created from plastics. In 2007 Cordelia joined the British Library as the first modern materials conservator, spearheading the care of these materials in the library. In 2009 Cordelia was appointed Head of Conservation at the British Library. She is also a Trustee of the Leather Conservation Centre, UK, external examiner for the Book and Library Materials conservation courses at West Dean College, UK, Honorary Research Associate at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL, University of London and member of the Mellon Visiting Committee on Libraries & Archives Conservation Education, USA.