Rescheduled from the 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.
Wentworth Woodhouse, South Yorkshire
Saving England's largest country house
Presented by Sarah McLeod (CEO, Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust)
8 October 2020, 18:30 - 19:30 (rescheduled from 26 March 2020)
Now online via Crowdcast
Wentworth Woodhouse is essentially two sizeable country houses back-to-back - a brick Baroque west front of 1724-28 and a sandstone Palladian east front of 1731-50 - created for the first Marquess of Rockingham by architects including Henry Flitcroft and John Carr. After requisition in World War II and later use as a college, in 2017 the house passed from private ownership to the WWPT to preserve for the nation. Its CEO will describe the huge task ahead.
IT requirements: Please note that this is an online lecture and will be held via a webinar platform called CrowdCast. You will be sent instructions on how to join the lecture when you book. To participate, all you need is an internet connection, and a laptop, computer or phone with the ability to play video and audio. On android mobiles/tablets, sessions can be accessed via either Chrome for Android or Firefox for Android. Apple mobile/tablet users will need to download the CrowdCast app.
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