Symposium | Resurrecting the Dead

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on August 11, 2018

Nicholas Hawksmoor, Howard Mausoleum at Castle Howard, North Yorkshire, 1729.

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From The Mausolea and Monuments Trust:

Resurrecting the Dead: The Mausolea and Monuments Trust 2018 Symposium
The Gallery, London, 13 October 2018

The theme of the symposium is the maintenance and restoration of funerary architecture and sculpture. We will explore the field through a range of approaches, with papers from some of the country’s leading curatorial and architectural professionals, showcasing a variety of significant subjects from their differing perspectives. The registration fee is £25. Thanks to generous support from the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, we are able to offer eight free places to current university students (at any point in their education); to apply please send a short explanation of your current studies to fsands@soane.org.uk.


10.30  Coffee

11.00  Session One
• Bernadette Gillow (National Trust, Ightham Mote Portfolio), Darnley Mausoleum, Cobham: A Phoenix from the Ashes
• Paul Harrison (Harrison Design Development Ltd), Restoration at West Norwood Cemetery
• Amy Frost (Museum of Bath Architecture and Beckford’s Tower, Bath Preservation Trust), Landscape as Monument: The Suffragettes Wood in Bath

13.15  Lunch

14.15  Session Two
• Charles Wagner (Built Heritage Consultancy), Tom Drysdale (Historic Royal Palaces), and Gabriel Byng (Cambridge University), Just How Important Is That Pile of Stones? Or How Do You Convince Charitable Funders That It Is Worth Spending £¼Million on the Ruins of a Building of Absolutely No Practical Use?
• Christopher Ridgway (Castle Howard), The Castle Howard Mausoleum: Form, Function and Future

15.45  Tea

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