Appointment of Victor Brown, first conservator (1969-1998)
Vic Brown, known as the Conservationist at the time, took up his position in a large second floor room which is still today the Conservation studio. Vic’s career illustrates the route of many people (almost exclusively men) at that time into the conservation profession.
He started as an apprentice bookbinder, attending the London College of Printing and Graphic Arts where he gained his City and Guilds. After that, he worked at London trade binding firms, moving to Reading University Library Bindery in 1966, before arriving at Churchill Archives Centre in 1969.