RECENT NEWS AND EVENTS
Stained Glass Windows: Managing Environmental Deterioration 07/07/2020
I am happy to say that the Historic England guidance on environmental protective glazing has now been published. Stained Glass Windows: Managing Environmental Deterioration https://lnkd.in/gcWtRHR Many thanks to co-authors and contributors who have worked so hard on the document.
The research behind the document was published previously as - Curteis T, Seliger L, Conserving Stained Glass Using Environmental Protective Glazing, Historic England Research Report number: 43/2017 https://lnkd.in/g9R2G5e
The guidance is aimed at building owners and custodians, professional advisors and conservators and all others involved in the process of protecting historic stained glass and environmental protective glazing.
David Parr House project wins the 2019 Cambridge Construction and Design Award for Best Small Conservation Projec 07/04/2020
Very many congratulations to all of those involved in this inspiring project. https://lnkd.in/dTX8J8H For those not familiar with this remarkable 19th century church painters house, see https://lnkd.in/eYAfJWu and plan a visit as something to look forward to when normality has returned to the world.
The Practical Path to Net Zero Carbon for Churches 07/05/2020
As a member of the Church Buildings Council’s Conservation Committees, it has been great to contribute to the Church of England’s new Practical Path To Net Zero Carbon For Churches guidance document. This should be of interest to all involved in the conservation, development and use of church buildings. https://www.churchofengland.org/more/church-resources/churchcare/advice-and-guidance-church-buildings/practical-path-net-zero
ASCHB Annual Conference 20/02/2020
It will be a pleasure to be speaking at the ASCHB Annual Conference on 6th March at the National Archives, Kew, on Environment and Historic Archive Buildings https://lnkd.in/ek5wAeH
New Glazed Lobbies at Durham Cathedral 17/02/2020
The new glazed lobbies at Durham Cathedral, designed by Purcell, have been completed, improving the environmental and energy performance of the cathedral and revealing the wonderful Romanesque carving, which had previously been obscured. TCA are beginning a programme of post-completion monitoring to evaluate the effects of different design elements on environmental and conservation performance, which will allow the system to be fine tuned and will also provide a more detailed understanding of this type of partial-enclosure for other cathedrals and churches considering the use of lobbies and porches. https://lnkd.in/esS5B6y.