World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Series 2015 – June Lecture

Friday, 19th June, 2015 - 6:00pm

Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham

The Durham World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Series June lecture, entitled “Sustainable Heritage through Building Surveying in the National Trust and beyond” by Nev Kirby, will take place on Friday 19th June at 6pm in Room PG20 of the Pemberton Building at Palace Green.
The talk will introduce the guiding principles and considerations surrounding the conservation of heritage and explore the role of sustainable practices, from setting standards to traditional skills, public engagement and education. It will then cover several case studies, including the conservation work done for National Trust properties, the recent major developments at Auckland Castle and the work on the Magna Carta Vault at Lincoln castle.

Nev Kirby is a well-respected member of the heritage sector within the North of England, with 35 years’ experience in the Building industry. Since 1994 he has been involved with the National Trust and partnering organisations and he is a member of the steering group for the North East Heritage Skills Initiative. Over the years he has been responsible for the repair and upkeep of around 4,000 built structures within the North East and Yorkshire. Some notable projects include his involvement in the developments of Auckland Castle as a visitor attraction and his work for the Magna Carta display at Lincoln Castle.

This lecture is free.

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