As part of our continuing Centenary webinar series, a conservation themed event is planned for the 14th May at 6pm.

The webinar will explore the collaboration between conservation disciplines. It is the first of a tripartite series, the second will give an overview of the collaborative work of cathedral architects, and the third, the work of conservators. We hope that at some future date, when we can gather in person, these three presentations will form the basis of a conference discussion day.

For this first webinar, we are fortunate indeed to have three very distinguished speakers:

Sara Crofts, Chief Executive of Icon- The Institute for Conservation, will introduce the event, followed by presentations by Tobit Curteis, and Robyn Pender.

Sara Crofts trained as an architect at Edinburgh College of Art, specialising in building conservation and is an SPAB Lethaby Scholar. She is member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She is a Council Member of Europa Nostra and Chair of Europa Nostra UK. Sara’s views, as a key strategic planer in UK conservation, will be of great interest.

Dr. Robyn Pender is a Senior Building Conservation Adviser in Historic England’s Policy and Evidence directorate. Robyn has been very involved in developing research projects related to the conservation of stained glass, including major cathedral schemes, and will bring her great depth of knowledge and tremendous enthusiasm to bear in describing her work.

Tobit Curteis ACR works as a consultant for Historic England, and is the Advisor on Wall Paintings for the National Trust. Following a degree in the History of Art at Warwick University, Tobit undertook his postgraduate training in the conservation of wall paintings at the Courtauld Institute of Art, in conjunction with the Getty Conservation Institute, subsequently working in Florence and Rome. In parallel with his work on historic wall paintings, Tobit has, for over twenty years, been developing environmental survey and monitoring techniques for historic buildings, with a particular emphasis on stained glass.

Dr. Pender and Tobit Curteis were co-authors of the important Historic England advice document ‘Stained Glass Windows: Managing Environmental Deterioration’

We look forward to an illuminating account of the developing and valuable working relationship between conservators, stained glass conservators and conservation scientists.

Tickets for this extended webinar are still only £5 so join us on Friday 14th May at 6pm GMT for this enlightening talk. Tickets for the first event are available so book now!