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News

Ian Constantinides born 17 September 1955 died 15 April 2013

One of the most flamboyant figures in conservation died earlier this year.  A full obituary can be found here

 

Upcoming Events

 

Call for Papers
 
  27 March 2014
 

  Icon Stone and Wall Paintings Group
 

  Conference: Fresh Brush Strokes – contemporary   practice and innovation in wall painting conservation
 
  Venue: St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ
 
  This conference aims to gather together practical solutions and the latest   technical advances in wall painting conservation. If you would like to   present a technical paper or case study please contact Caroline Babington:
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Past Events

 

S&WP Group Questionnaire

The results from the recent questionnaire have been collated and discussed at the last committee meeting.  Thank you to all of you who took the time to let us know what you think!  The results have been posted in our new section 'Committee & Member Matters'.  The information will inform choices for group visits, future conference subjects and venues amongst other things.  All of your information helps to make the group easily accessible and promote interest. 

Dealing with damp in historic buildings

Department of Earth Sciences and Sedgwick Museum, University of Cambridge, Cambridge

A one day conference covering most aspects of moisture in historic buildings including treatment, case studies, examination and assessment.   

  

Filling the void- Grouting issues, from flakes to fractures, from spalls to walls

Cambridge, March 2009

Following the success of the last conference you can now read the review by clicking hereIf you did not manage to make it this time enjoy the read and remember to register earlier next time to guarantee a place.  

Click to download a review of the day doc  112.50 Kb   pdf  81.49 Kb

The Graveyard Slot

Assembly Rooms, Oxford Town Hall, October 2008

A one day conference on issues affecting the care and conservation of cemetries, graveyards and their memorials and monuments.

 

Polychromed Wood II

Hampton Court Palace, February 2008

Second instalment of the conference on the care and conservation of polychrome and gilded wood including architectural panelling, structural timbers and wooden statuary both in-situ and in museums. 

The Natural Stone Show

Excel London, March 2008

 The 2008 Natural Stone Show was held at Excel, London from 11 -13 March.  Apart from featuring displays and stands from all those involved in the quarrying, supply, working and fixing of stones from all over the world, there was also the Natural Stone and Building Conservation Conference (jointly sponsored by EH and RIBA amongst others).

Polychromed Wood

Hampton Court Palace, October 2007

A conference in two instalments on the care and conservation of polychrome and gilded wood including architectural panelling, structural timbers and wooden statuary both in-situ and in museums. 

Click to download a review of the day  doc 34.00 Kb    pdf 14.62 Kb

Problem Stone Day

New Armouries, HM Tower of London, 1 February 2007

The Icon Stone & Wall Paintings group and English Heritage ran a one day conference to consider the issues regarding the conservation of Purbeck Marble, Clunch, Septara, Reigate and Magnesian Limestone.  

Problem Arising? Scaffold/ access issues in and to historic buildings

RIBA, October 2006

Depsite the importance of the historic fabric, the means of access can often be unspecified, undesigned and can have a significant influence on tenders.  This well attended meeting was directed towards sharing good advice and gathering information on current technology, good practice, commercial management and specification.

The day was aimed at anyone involved in the care of historic buildings and monuments and was reflected by the variety of speakers who represented all aspects of access issues.

 
Roman Cement workshop

Bradford University, June 2006

The European ROCEM project investigating Roman cement and the potential for modern manufacture of the cement held a dissemination day and workshop. 

Competitive Tendering


The first meeting of the Stone and Wall Paintings Group since the official launch of Icon was well attended, with 70 delegates, representing a broad cross-section of professionals – architects, building and quantity surveyors, specifiers, as well as conservators from  a variety of disciplines.  The review can be found here.

 

Here also is the Code of Procedure for Competitive Tendering and Commercial Practice; prepared on behalf of the former Conservation Forum by D. Odgers and C. Schlapobersky, 1996  pdf Competetive Tendering Code 152.06 Kb

The Natural Stone Show

Excel London, March 2006

The 2006 Natural Stone Show was held at Excel, London from 11 -13 March.  Apart from featuring displays and stands from all those involved in the quarrying, supply, working and fixing of stones from all over the world, there was also the Natural Stone and Building Conservation Conference (jointly sponsored by EH and RIBA amongst others).

Click to download a review of the day  doc  82.00 Kb