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.
A memorial was held at University of the Arts London on Monday 26th June, 2017.
Journal of Paper Conservation
A special issue of the Journal of Paper Conservation was edited by Rhea DeStefano and Alberto Campagnolo.
- Journal of Paper Conservation volume 20(1-4) in memory of the late Christopher Clarkson: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/yjpc20/20/1-4.
On this page we have collected a number of obituaries that have appeared in the press and journals.
- “Christopher Clarkson obituary“, by Nicholas Pickwoad
Rare Book School (RBS)
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (ICC)
- “Obituary: Christopher Clarkson“, by Nicholas Pickwoad
- “Obituary – Christopher Clarkson“, by Nicholas Pickwoad
The Book & Paper Gathering
- “Memories of Chris Clarkson“, by Alessandro Sidoti, and Bernard Allen
The Oxford Mail
The Oxford Times
The Bodleian Library Record
- Gilroy, N.,”Christopher (‘Chris’) Clarkson (1938–2017)”, The Bodleian Library Record, Volume 31, Numbers 1-2, April/October 2018.