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Subject: Forum on timberwork and pews

Forum on timberwork and pews

From: Sally Woodcock <mail<-a>
Date: Monday, August 15, 2005
The following is posted on behalf of the Council for the Care of
Churches, English Heritage and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The Joint Forum for Conservation 2005: Timberwork and Pews
Westminster, London
November 2, 2005
10:15 am - 4:30 pm

On Wednesday,  November 2, 2005 the 9th Joint Forum for Conservation
Issues will be held at Mary Sumner House, Westminster, London,
focusing on the subject of timberwork and pews. The forum will
discuss timberwork and pews in churches: understanding role and
function,  care and conservation and, particularly for pews,
identifying those of special importance--artistic, architectural or
historic. Those attending will include experts in the field,
conservators, Diocesan Advisory Council (DAC) secretaries and other
DAC representatives, together with representatives of the Council
for the Care of Churches, English Heritage, the Heritage Lottery
Fund and other relevant organisations.

The day will afford the opportunity to discuss both the general
principles involved and specific questions. There will be ample time
for debate and discussion. The programme be introduced by The Rt
Revd Graeme Knowles, Chairman of Council for the Care of Churches;
Karen Brookfield, Heritage Lottery Fund Deputy Director, Policy and
Research and Richard Halsey, Church Policy Implementation Manager,
English Heritage, followed by papers on:

    The importance of historic timberwork in church ensembles
    Simon Swynfen Jenkins, FSA

    Elucidating Significance Ratings for Pews and Timberwork
    Charles Tracey, Church Furniture Specialist

    Pews: Understanding Significance and Assessing Need
    Sarah Brown, English Heritage

    Practical conservation in Treating Timberwork: what
    materials/methodologies should we be using? To which extent
    bringing back in use can be considered a form of conservation?
    High Harrison, Timberwork Conservator

    Timber damaging pests--identification, prevention and options
    for treatment
    David Pinniger, Consultant Entomologist

    The Archaeology of Timberwork: Structural, Functional,
    Joseph Elders, Council for the Care of Churches

    Professional practice: accreditation and the Conservation
    Caroline Saye, Institute of Conservation

To apply for a place, please write to

    Doug Snapp
    Council for the Care of Churches
    Church House
    Great Smith Street
    London SW1P 3NZ, UK
    +44 20 7898 1866

giving your name, address, telephone, organisation and number of
places required.  Places cost UKP40 with a student rate of UKP30.
Cheques should be made payable to the Archbishops' Council and
included with your application.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:11
                  Distributed: Friday, August 26, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-19-11-016
Received on Monday, 15 August, 2005

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