Heritage Training Session: Revealing Heritage through Paint Research - Benington

11th July 2018
13:30 - 15:30
Free entry
All Saints Church, Main Road, Beninngton, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE22 0BT
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In partnership with Benington Heritage Community Trust

Our choice in decoration, like those of our ancestors, tells a great deal about function, taste, personality, fashion, social standing and wealth. From miners’ cottages to country houses, park furniture to cinemas and from monuments to machinery, accumulated layers of paint encapsulate the colourful story of our architectural heritage. Paint coatings are time capsules, waiting to be unlocked through careful analysis.

Join Karen Morrissey of Messenger BCR to find out how analysis of paint archaeology can reveal much about a building’s past.  For those who are interested in specifying paint research, the talk will consider how to design a brief to get the most from your research. You will learn how to develop treatment proposals using research results and how architectural paint research can save time and money over the course of a project.

The presentation will be followed by a tour of The Beonna, a Grade I listed church no longer used for regular worship. This is a chance to see the building during the ongoing scheme of remodelling to transform the building into a community and events centre, opening in November 2018.

This free event is tailored for heritage professionals, college and university students and all those with an interest in our built heritage. All individuals over the age of 16 are welcome. There is a maximum capacity of 15 people.

Tickets have to be booked before the day

The tour will take place at ground level.

Attendees will need to wear sensible footwear, such as walking boots (wellington boots are not permitted).

Attendees should bring appropriate clothing with them for the tour of the building depending on the weather. Hard hats and high visibility jackets will be provided.

Light refreshment will be available.

Parking at:

Benington Village Hall, David’s Lane, Benington, PE22 0BZ.

Please note that in the event of bad weather it may be necessary to postpone this session to ensure safety. Should this occur, ticket holders will be informed.

For more information please phone Amelia on 07917060536.


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