Welcome to issue 41­­­ of Conservation and Heritage Journal


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This issue features heavily on glass, including new steel framed glazing which takes pride of place in London conservation areas by Clement Windows. The role of secondary glazing in heritage and ecclesiastical sector by Selectaglaze highlights preserving heritage and protecting the planet. A guide to conservation rooflights is provided by Stella Rooflights, whilst Steel Windows explain the aesthetic aspirations at St Albans Cathedral and, Tatraglass explain the importance of using period glass.

Restoration is featured with the Medieval Shrine of St Amphibalus, St Albans Cathedral by Cathedral Architect, Kelley Christ, Director of A&RMÉ Architects and consultant Archaeologist Dr Jackie Hall.

Also featured is the treatment of the Safety Curtain in the Royal Theatre, Northampton by Chroma Conservation. The wonderfully eccentric painted depiction on the safety curtain was created in 1978 by Henry Bird and is known as Sipario Dipinto or Separator Painted. This important feature was inspired by sources such as Commedia dell’Arte and Hamlet’s mirror.

Cliveden Conservation’s Stonemason, Amelia Morrison, discusses the sensitive conservation of ruins and the various challenges it presents, from the removal of vegetation and cementitious hard capping to the application of lime mortar in all weather.

Saltaire United Reformed Church (URC) was named the King of Prussia Gold Medal winner at the National Churches Awards 2023. The award celebrates innovative, high-quality conservation or repairs. David Bloxam, Head of Architectural Projects of Cliveden Conservation, and Russell Trudgen, conservation-accredited senior architect and director of Arctic Associates, describe the restoration process of the storm-damaged church.

Conserving spirituality in a busy space, the first in a series of four illustrated articles titled ‘The Equilibrium between Conservation and Spirituality’ by Jonathan Louth with textual contributions from articles by Julian Filochowski

Of particular interest are the newly restored paintings of Adam and Eve which will be on view at the Getty Center, the work on these paintings is outstanding

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