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Join us at St Thomas Beckett Tugby.

In this workshop, which is designed especially for those helping to care for historic churches, you will develop the knowledge and skills to look after some of the artefacts or monuments in your own place of worship. Supported by professional Conservators from WHConservation, and with opportunities to get real hands-on experience, you will find out how objects in churches can become damaged, what early warning signs to look out for, how you can care for and safely clean some of the most common historic materials (stone, glass, wood, metal and textiles), and the role of professional advisors and other specialists. Key audiences might include PCC members, church wardens, clergy or laity, and other interested members of your congregation. No previous experience or knowledge is needed, and by the end of the workshop you will have gained:


  • an understanding of the benefits of acting to preserve historical artefacts before damage occurs
  • an ability to identify and interpret signs of deterioration, and their causes
  • practical experience in basic conservation housekeeping techniques, and
  • an appreciation of when and where to seek expert advice.



Dates: Saturday 20 May 2017
Times: 9:30am to 1:00pm, and repeated 1:30pm to 5:00pm
Cost: £5 per person
Venue: St Thomas Beckett Church, Tugby, Leicestershire (map)

Bookings can be made online, via the Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle. For further information on workshop content, please e-mail us.


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