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)
26 March 2020, 18:15 - 20:30
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.
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.
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