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Conference on war memorials

From: Eleni Loizides <eleni.loizides>
Date: Monday, November 27, 2000
Remembrance--The Care and Conservation of War Memorials
A Conference organised by English Heritage and the Friends of War
London Scientific Societies Lecture Theatre
New Burlington Street
London W1X 1AB
Wednesday January 31, 2001

War memorials stand at the heart of virtually every community,
representing a poignant reminder of the scale of losses endured by
people in two world wars and numerous other conflicts.

In order to inform the public about its new grants scheme for war
memorials and to set ethical and technical standards for the
monuments' conservation, English Heritage, together with Friends of
War Memorials, is organising a conference on the care and
conservation of war memorials. Devised to ensure a comprehensive
review of the varied nature of war memorials and their place in
today's society, the programme will deliver first class guidance on
ethical and practical issues related to their care and maintenance.

This conference, which is expected to be a prestigious and exciting
event, is aimed at all those concerned about, or involved with,
works of art of remembrance in public places.


9:15-10         Registration

10-10:20        Welcome, Introduction and Announcements
                John Fidler, Head of Building Conservation and
                Research, English Heritage, London

10:20-10:40     What is a War Memorial
                Jane Armer, National Inventory of War Memorials,
                Imperial War Museum,  London.

10:40-11        Monumental Art: a Context
                Ian Leith, Public Monuments and Sculpture
                Association (PMSA), London

11-11:30        Coffee Exhibition and bookshop

11:30-11:50     The Friends of War Memorials and its Work
                Maggie Goodall, Conservation Officer, Friends of War
                Memorials, London

11:50-12:10     English Heritage Grants for the Repair and
                Conservation of War Memorials
                Joy Russell, Historic Buildings Architect and Chair
                of the War Memorials Grants Assessment Panel,
                English Heritage

12:10-12:40     Questions and Answers, Speakers panel

12:40-13:40     Lunch, Exhibition and Bookshop

13:40-14        The Ethics of Conservation
                John Fidler, English Heritage

14-14:40        The Conservation of Stonework and Sculpture
                Clara Willett, Cliveden Conservation Taplow,

14:40-15:20     The Conservation of Bronze
                Robert Turner, Eura Conservation Ltd, Telford,

15:20-16        Graffiti Removal and Management
                Nicola Ashurst, Adriel Consultancy, Nottingham

16-16:30        Tea, Exhibition and Bookshop

16:30-17        Questions and Answers, Speakers Panel

17-17:30        Summary and Conclusions
                Bill Martin, Senior Architectural Conservator,
                English Heritage

The cost of the conference is UKP95 and UKP75 for members of Friends
of War Memorials, students, senior citizens and unwaged.

Further details and a booking form can be obtained from:

    Conference Administrator
    Building Conservation and Research Team
    Room 218
    23 Savile Row
    London W1S 2ET
    +44 20 7973 3314
    Fax: +44 20 7973 3249
    amanda.holgate [at] english-heritage__org__uk

Eleni Loizides
Building Conservation and Research Team
English Heritage
English Heritage
+44 20 7973 3000
Fax: +44 20 7973 3001

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Received on Monday, 27 November, 2000

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