Spring Lecture #1: The Hill House

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The Hill House, Helensburgh The modernist masterpiece 'in a box' A lecture presented by Bryan Dickson (National Trust for Scotland)

SPAB Spring Lecture Series 2020: Contemporary Conservation Challenges

Join us for this series of talks exploring a range of fascinating conservation projects and initiatives that present particular challenges in terms of their materials, scale, location, sensitivity or technical complexity.

The Hill House, Helensburgh
A modernist masterpiece 'in a box'

Presented by Bryan Dickson (Head, Building Conservation Policy - National Trust for Scotland)
5 March 2020, 18:15 - 20:30

The Hill House, Charles Rennie Macintosh's pioneering modernist house, built for Glasgow publisher Walter Blackie in 1903 using cutting-edge materials, has not withstood Scotland's weather well. Bryan Dickson will describe the NTS's approach to repairing the building, including allowing it to dry out within a temporary protective steel mesh box, designed by Carmody Groarke.

Venue: St Botolph's Church Hall, Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3TL. The church hall is located behind St Botolph without Bishopsgate Church, which is less than a two minute walk away from Liverpool Street station (turn right out the Bishopsgate exit).

The lecture will be followed by an informal drinks reception.


Image credit: John Dehlin

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Accessibility: please contact the SPAB before booking to discuss any special access requirements.

5th March 2020 6:15 PM   through   8:30 PM
St Botolph's Church Hall
St Botolph Without Bishopsgate
London, EC2M 3TL
United Kingdom

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Event Fee(s)
SPAB Member £ 11.00
Non-member £ 12.00

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