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12th April - 16:49

For World Heritage Day we’re exploring the international history of our Georgian HQ in Spitalfields, London – an area with a rich and complex past, home to successive groups of immigrants.

11th April - 18:23

In honour of April Fools’ Day earlier this month, we’ve looked through the SPAB archive to see which architectural follies the Society has been involved with.

04th April - 17:19

We concluded our spring lecture series on John Ruskin with a discussion about his enduring influence on Venice and were inspired to further explore the SPAB's early campaigning work in the city.

22nd March - 00:00

The SPAB held its first meeting on 22 March 1877. We looked in our archive to find how we've celebrated some of our significant anniversaries.  

18th March - 17:21

We explore an unusual example of when John Ruskin became actively involved in a fundraising campaign to save a medieval church.

14th February - 12:12

We explored our archive for records of the SPAB's activity on Valentine's day. In 1895 founding committee members were discussing repairs to Eckington bridge in Worcestershire.

30th January - 17:06

Before the mass production of cameras, artists provide the only contemporary record of what are now lost or overly-restored historic buildings.

22nd January - 12:09

Every year, the SPAB Scholarship gives young architects, surveyors and engineers an opportunity to specialise in conservation work.

11th January - 15:09

Father of Arts & Crafts architecture and SPAB co-founder Philip Webb was born on this day in 1831. He was an architect, designer, conservationist and mentor.