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Second Tuesday Talks

Do you have a question you’ve always wanted to ask a conservation officer, architect or craftsperson about designing new ironwork for heritage settings? This webinar is your opportunity to ask!

We are pleased to announce that the first of the YCCC’s free online Second Tuesday Talks will now include an ‘In Conversation’ session. Following her talk, Bethan will be joined by World Heritage Site Conservation Officer, Adrian Neilson, and award-winning Conservation Architect, Rhys Brookes, for a 30-minute Q&A session. This will enable the audience to hear the different perspectives of all those involved in projects to design of new ironwork for heritage settings, reflecting the collaboration between craftsperson, architect and conservation officer. Together they will answer delegates’ questions and expand the discussion, where appropriate, to give a more rounded outlook.

Full details are available on our Events page.

Please register for this event via Zoom. Registration is free and you won’t need a Zoom account to join the webinar.

Second Tuesday Talks

This summer, the YCCC is running a free series of online events: ‘Second Tuesday Talks’. These informal talks will be held via Zoom at 19:00 on the second Tuesday of each month, from July to September.

In the first talk of the series, on Tuesday 14th July at 19:00, Bethan Griffiths (The Ironwork Studio) will explore how new ironwork is designed for heritage settings. For more information, please visit our Events page.

You can now register for this event via Zoom. Registration is free and you won’t need a Zoom account to join the webinar.

New Emergency Fund for Heritage at Risk

Historic England were very over-subscribed in response to their recent invitation for submissions for their Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund and they offered £1.8 million in grants for 70 projects. On June 9th they announced a second round of funding, the £3m Covid-19 Emergency Heritage at Risk Response Fund, which will award grants to help fund urgent maintenance, repairs and surveys at of locally-cherished historic buildings and sites. Details of timescales, eligibility and application processes are available on their website.  Applications must be in by the end of August for projects of less than £25,000 which are ready to start by 31st October.

Conservation and Craft Myths: A Window into the YCCC World

Registration is now open for Conservation and Craft Myths: A Window into the YCCC World!

You can find out more about the speakers and their talks here. Please register online.


For Your Diaries: AGM Postponed, but Save the Date!

As many of you will have anticipated, we have decided to postpone the AGM, which was due to be held on 16th June, as well as the John Shannon Memorial Lecture. We hope to have the AGM and lecture in October, whether online or in person.

As many of you will have had the date in your diaries, we have decided to take the opportunity to hosting an online event on 16th June at 7pm. The event, Conservation and Craft Myths: A Window into the YCCC World, will showcase the work of four members, who will each provide a fifteen-minute presentation on the myths they encounter in their field. This will be followed by a twenty-minute Q&A session, where the audience can quiz the panel. Speakers will include Bethan Griffiths (The Ironwork Studio), Susie Clark (Paper and Photographic Conservator and Consultant), Matthias Garn (Matthias Garn Master Mason and Partner) and Keith Barley (Barley Studio).

The free event will be held via Zoom, and instructions for registering will be circulated in the next few days. More information on the speakers and their subjects will soon be added to our website.

Rebuilding Notre Dame

If you haven’t seen it already, this new documentary provides a fascinating insight into the current state of the conservation and repair of this great historic structure- and it reinforces the complementary skills required (architects, scientists, conservators and traditional craftspeople) to carry out this work.

We are pleased to see that the York Minster makes a significant contribution!

2020 Bursary Applicants:

Please have a look at the Bursary page for an update about the potential impact of Covid-19 on the bursary process.

2019 Bursary Winner Caterina Celada Prior

Caterina Celada Prior received a bursary which enabled her to continue her MPhil in Textile Conservation from the University of Glasgow. A very detailed and interesting account of her studies can be accessed here.

Job Opportunity:

Barley Studio, York, specialists in stained glass creation and conservation, are pleased to announce a new job opportunity. Please click on this link for detailed information.

2019 Bursary Winner Tracey Cartledge

Find out from Tracey Cartledge what’s involved in lifting and restoring precious mosaic floors. Her fascinating account can be accessed here.