William Morris: Preserving Monuments of Art & Civilisation

William Morris: Preserving Monuments of Art & Civilisation

Date: 
26/02/2020 - 26/02/2020
Audience: 
General Interest
Location: 
Dovecot Studios Ltd
10 Infirmary Street,
EH1 1LT, EDINBURGH
United Kingdom

Event details

18:00 - 19:00

26 February 2020

£12 (includes entry to the exhibition May Morris: Art and Life)

May Morris and her father, William Morris, believed passionately in the importance of buildings as monuments to art and civilisation. Founded by William Morris in 1877, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings was formed in response to the destructive work of many Victorian architects whose enthusiasm for harmful restoration caused irreparable damage to not only the building itself, but contributed to a profound loss of heritage.

Hear from Tyler C. Lott at SPAB Scotland about the legacy of the organisation, the impact the SPAB has had on Britain’s Built Heritage, as well as top tips for a positive and practical approach to building conservation in the 21st century.

About Tyler C. Lott
Tyler C. Lott, MSc is Scottish Officer for SPAB. She is an architectural conservator specialising in materials conservation, conservation technology, and appropriate and sensitive adaptive reuse of historical structures. Lott currently serves on the Edinburgh Traditional Building Forum and is passionate about promotion and education of traditional skills.

Multiple bookings
As long as there is space on the event, we usually allow you to book for both yourself and a guest. When completing the booking form, you will be asked to select the number of people and put in your own details on the first page, then to put in your second person's details on the next page. The event fee shown on each of these pages is for the individual person - you will be shown the total amount due once you get to the summary page.

About SPAB Scotland
Members of the SPAB living and working in Scotland decided to form their own semi-autonomous group in 1995. Scotland has its own building traditions, architectural language and property laws, all of which are best dealt with locally. All members of the SPAB residing in Scotland are automatically members of SPAB Scotland.

Booking Terms & Conditions

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

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