HERITAGE OPEN DAYS

MEET THE CONSERVATORS

On Sunday 15th and Sunday 22nd September there will be a chance to meet

Emma Norris and Lynne Humphries, specialists in architectural and sculptural conservation.

Emma and Lynne worked on the unique painted medieval reredoses at St Cuthbert’s Church in Wells in 2016 and are returning to share their knowledge and demonstrate their techniques.

On Sunday 15th at 2.30, Emma will talk about what the reredos statues and their frameworks would have looked like in the full 15th century pre-Reformation glory.  She will describe and demonstrate the techniques used by conservators to find the evidence.

 

On the 22nd at 2.30 pm, Lynne will talk about and demonstrate how the fragments and frameworks might be cleaned, conserved and displayed.

Some of the sculptures will be on display.

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  Tower Tours at 2.30 and 3.30

 Explorer Challenges available throughout the afternoon

   Delicious Home-Made Cream Teas to enjoy from 2.30 pm. 

 

More information from St Cuthbert’s Parish Office 01749 676906

office@stcuthbertswells.co.uk