Christopher Clarkson died peacefully on 31st March, 2017.

He was a world authority on manuscript conservation and a vocal supporter of education in the arts and crafts. He is survived by his wife Oonagh, children Eoghan and Siobhan, grandchild Seren, and his sister Josie.

There will be a memorial in London on Monday 26th June, please contact us for information.

On this page we have collected a number of obituaries that have appeared in the press and journals.

The Guardian

Rare Book School (RBS)

International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (ICC)


The Book & Paper Gathering

The Oxford Mail

The Oxford Times