9th May 2002




Conservation and Restoration students from the Lincoln School of Art and Design will be displaying their work in the Chapter House at Lincoln Cathedral this week.


The exhibition, entitled Decay to Display, has been compiled by final-year degree students and represents the culmination of up to three years’ work.


Guided tours of the exhibition will be available between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm from today (Thursday 9th May) until Tuesday 14th May except Saturday 11th when there will be a private viewing session.


Saturday’s event is being reserved specially for those who have provided work placements for the students during their course.


The proceedings will be opened by Dame Elizabeth Esteve-Coll, Chancellor of the University of Lincoln and former Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum. 


After lunch at Chad Varah House, two final-year Conservation and Restoration students, Gill Thwaites and Rhiannon Hughes, will talk about their experiences on work placement. 


Gill and Rhiannon spent their work placements at a textile restoration studio in Altrincham, Cheshire, and a gilding conservation laboratory at the Royal Palace, respectively.


Sue Thomas, academic unit manager in Conservation and Restoration at the university, and Rob White, head of the conservation laboratories at Lincolnshire County Council, will provide insight from the trainers’ perspective.


Rounding off the afternoon’s activities will be a lecture from a PhD student who has been working on a project for the restoration and preservation of Victorian tiles in the Lloyd George Room at the National Liberal Club, Whitehall.


“The aim of the afternoon is to thank the hosts who have supplied placements and to provide feedback for them,” said Irit Narkiss, project officer. 


The day will end with an alumni party arranged for past Conservation and Restoration students.


For further information on these events please contact Irit Narkiss on 01522 895170.


For more information contact:

Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln. Tel: 01522 886042

Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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