Rex Lancefield ACR
I have had a keen interest in history since a very early age and was fortunate to go into a profession which has brought me into contact with material which I would never otherwise have seen. Visiting Record Offices around the country has provided a fascinating insight into the varying types of material to be found in the different regions. It is always a source of great pleasure to take away a document which is too fragile for researchers to handle and to return it in a condition where it becomes available for general study.
Similarly when visiting some of the great houses to collect work, access to rooms not available for public access has been a pleasure and a "private tour" is often full of fascinating detail.
City and Guilds Course at Southampton Art College in Bookbinding and Advanced Craft Bookbinding - all examinations passed. Tutor was Mr D. Etherington, afterwards Head of Bookbinding at the Library of Congress, Washington, USA. Subjects included leather and vellum work, gold-leaf tooling and edge gilding.
In-house training in conservation at Southampton City Record Office under Mr G. Wilson (formerly of Public Record Office)
Course in Seal Conservation at the Public Record Office, Chancery Lane with Mr P. Bynge, Head of Seal Conservation Dept.
Assistant Conservation Officer at Southampton City Record Office
Senior Conservation Officer at Southampton City Record Office
Part-time lecturer in Bookbinding and Book Conservation at Southampton Art College (now Southampton Solent University).
Freelance conservator of books and archives