It's that wonderful time of the year, and we're looking out on a bright frosty scene from the Botanic Gardens, near the Chantry Library. We wish you all the best for the season, and although the Library is closed now, we'll be back again in January 2023 to greet you warmly.
Chantry Library now hosting Oxford Conservators’ Group Website
Earlier this month the Chantry Library website became the new web hosts for the OCG (Oxford Conservators’ Group). You can now view our content on Chantry’s website and sign up to the mailing list here. If you wish to contact OCG, please continue to use our email firstname.lastname@example.org The OCG is an informal group of... Continue Reading →
Judith Chantry – behind the scenes
Judith Chantry working in her small conservation studio at the Ashmolean The Chantry Library is named after artist and conservator Judith Chantry (1943-1999), who began her career as a children's librarian in Sheffield after gaining her librarianship qualification. Judith soon followed her love of art, moving to London to train as a paper conservator, and... Continue Reading →
CHANTRY LIBRARY REOPENS!
OCC is very pleased to announce the reopening of the Chantry Library from October 1st, with our new part-time librarian, Mrs Marjory Szurko. Marjory has worked in many Oxford College library collections and has a wealth of experience in running libraries. She also has a passion for creating sweet dishes and cakes from historical recipes.... Continue Reading →
It’s time for Christmas cards! But also for us to sign off for 2020 – but we’ll be back for (a hopefully more normal) 2021
Some reminiscences of Judith Chantry from Jane Eagan
For the younger conservation professionals, I thought it might be nice to share some memories of the Chantry Library and Judith Chantry by those who knew and worked with her. For background to the Library and Judith, please see our website and the feature on Icon’s website here which includes a timeline of the library’s... Continue Reading →