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12th September - 12:09

A reception at the Italian Cultural Institute in London marked the successful completion of the 2019 scholarship by Federica Martinelli.

21st June - 17:46

SPAB Scholar Holly reports on benefits of a flexible approach to conservation at a Palladian villa in Northern Italy

29th May - 18:14

SPAB Scotland held a working party on the beautiful island of Lismore in the Inner Hebrides for a wonderful weekend of hands-on learning and lime burning.  

17th May - 13:37

A few months into their conservation tour of the UKSPAB Scholar Bethan Watson describes being welcomed into the workshops of craftspeople

01st April - 12:14

Stonemason Sean Henderson, carpenter and joiner Sam Matthams,  stonemason Luke O’Hanlon, and bricklayer Matthew Wilson, are the latest recruits to the SPAB's Fellowship - a unique educational scheme designed to nurture and develop the hands-on skills needed to care for old buildings.

01st April - 11:59

The SPAB Scholarship is a prestigious training scheme for young building professionals to gain practical building repair skills from the some of the UK’s most experienced craftspeople. Surveyor Daniel Shemming and architects Christian Montez, Holly Spilsbury and Bethan Watson have embarked on a programme of site, workshop and studio visits across the country. 

12th March - 14:26

Inspired by the first talk of our spring lecture series on John Ruskin and his support of craftmanship, here we explore Ruskin's skill as a draughtsman and teacher of drawing. 

21st March - 15:34

The Old House Show, in partnership with Period Living, takes place on 7-8 September 2018, and will be a must attend event for those interested in the art and craft of building care.

08th December - 14:36

By Lilian Tuohy Main

As we enter the third month of our conservation tour, a theme that continues to arise is the importance of observing before acting. A unifying trait of historic buildings is their numerous ‘unknowns’. It is this intangible mystery that often makes a place compelling.