28th April 2004

 

DEGREE STUDENTS PROTECTING THE PAST

 

Students who have spent three years conserving and restoring historical artefacts will put the results of their efforts on display next month.

 

Among the objects on display will be Viking hair and jewellery, a metre-long terracotta lion and a silk map which helped a paratrooper escape from an Italian prisoner of war camp in the Second World War.

 

'Completing the Picture' is the degree show to be staged from 15th May by final-year students on the Conservation and Restoration course at the University of Lincoln.

 

As well as an exhibition of students’ work there will also be activities for visitors and guided tours of the laboratories at Chad Varah House.

 

“The exhibition is the culmination of three years’ practical work on historical

objects,” said Caroline Rawson, a member of the exhibition committee. “It is a chance for those interested in historical objects to see what conservators do and how they are trained.”

 

A short film highlighting the work of conservation students in Lincoln will also be running during the exhibition.

 

The timetable for 'Completing the Picture' on Saturday 15th May is as follows:

 

11am        opening speeches

12 noon        guided tour of the exhibition and laboratories

12.30pm        presentation by MA Conservation and Restoration students

1pm        guided tour

1.30pm        presentation by MA Conservation and Restoration students

 2pm        guided tour

 

A buffet lunch and refreshments will be served and hands-on activities will

run throughout the day.

 

The exhibition will remain open from 11 am on Monday 17th, Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th May and tours will be available throughout the day. 

 

For more information call Caroline Rawson on 07957 439239.

 

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Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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