This month’s meeting will be a Forum on the Insulation of Historic Buildings – come and hear the latest thinking on this difficult subject. The meeting will start early at 5.30pm for 6pm at our usual venue at The Gallery in Cowcross Street. For further details see our Meetings page here
We have sent the meeting card for the forthcoming season of talks and visits to all our current members. Please contact us at 77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ or through the contacts page if you have not received your card.
The season starts with a talk on the works at the Royal Academy by Julian Harrap Architects office on Tuesday 25 September at 6.00pm for 6.30pm.
There are other events that will be of interest coming up this Autumn –
The SPAB’s first grand exhibition runs Friday to Saturday 7-6 September at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. There will be talks and demonstrations, information on careers, and expert advice on hand. Details can be found on the SPAB website here
National Heritage Ironwork Group
The NHIG are running a seminar on 15 November on Colour and Finish in Heritage Ironwork at The Gallery, Cowcross Street, questioning the assumption that ironwork should be black, and presenting paint research and practical conservation.
Details of the event and speakers can be found on the NHIG website here
We have now received the dates for our next season’s meetings at The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ.
Once again, we would like to thank Alan Baxter Ltd for allowing us to use the Gallery, and their continuing support of ASCHB.
Please reserve these dates, finalised details of the speakers will be issued later.
25th September 2018, 16th October 2018, 20th November 2018,
8th January 2019, 12 February 2019, 12 March 2019, 9th April 2019, 14th May 2019 and 11th June 2019.
Our provisional date for the AGM and Conference is 15th March 2019.
Regretfully, our proposed visit to the Masonic Temple in London has had to be cancelled . We hope to rearrange the visit for later in the year.
Our meeting on the 15th May is a Forum to debate what was the key project or occurrence to a historic place that really made a difference in the last 50 years. We have drawn up a list of suggestions here. Please nominate the event you think is the most significant, tell us if you would be prepared to talk supporting your choice for about 10 minutes on the night, and send us a relevant image as a backdrop. Send us your votes and suggestions for the meeting to information[a]aschb.org.uk or through the Contact Page by Friday 11th May.
We look forward to a lively meeting!
Our AGM and Conference was well attended at St Martin in the Fields, and we all left with food for thought about the role of conservation in the future, the shifts in focus of conservation education, and the dangers of retro-fitting.
We offer many thanks to our chairs and speakers who made it such a success: Sherry Bates, Ian Bristow, John Fidler, Paul Drury, Dave Chetwyn, Frances Cambrook and Heather Newton, Matthew Slocombe and Maggie Goodall, Adam Menuge, Robyn Pender, Richard Woolf, Chris Wood, Ingvall Maxwell, Dean Sully, Chris Twinn, Jacqui Goddard and Charles Wagner.
We hope to publish the proceedings of our 50th anniversary conference, in addition to our normal annual Transactions, later on this year.