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Come along to the Engine Shed this summer to explore our built heritage in a completely new way!
Children and young adults are invited to join our drop in Science of Stone session where they will investigate this traditional material through scientific experiments.
Discussion of traditional stone use in Scotland, from drystone walls to fine ashlar, including vernacular and regional styles, and how various agents of decay affect the material
A conference exploring the challenges cultural heritage faces across the world, sharing approaches to tackling them and identifying opportunities to collaborate to find solutions.
University of Stirling
This one day seminar will investigate how the conservation movement grew in Scotland from the 18th through to the late 20th century, and the enshrinement of current principles in international charters.
This one day seminar will explore the recognition of international standards in conservation work and how these have been applied in post-war work in the Scottish context.
A discussion of the overarching framework within which conservation projects are undertaken, with an emphasis on best practice.
A discussion of how to assess repair requirements, establish the correct level of intervention and decide the criteria used for specifying alternative types of stone repairs.
How to devise a repair strategy, establish objectives and priorities, identify outcomes, and determine feasibility of a project.
An overview of legislation and policy regarding Scheduled Monuments, Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas, World Heritage Sites and other designated sites and objects.
The importance of assessing and understanding the cultural significance of an historic site and its application in the development of a conservation plans or statements.
An overview of the general principles of sustainability and the real and potential effects of climate change on Scotland’s built environment, and how these may be mitigated.