SPAB Fellowship: On the heritage trail…

Written by Lizzy Hippisley-Cox

Dean's Eye Lincoln
Dean’s Eye Lincoln

This year, the William Morris Craft Fellowship celebrates its thirtieth anniversary, and since its genesis in 1987 it has given over 100 craftspeople working on historic buildings the chance to step away from the workbench/scaffold/microscope and go behind the scenes of a great many recent and on-going conservation projects across the UK. Every year a group of three or four Fellows are chosen to travel together, guided and hosted by the architects, surveyors, engineers, conservators and craftspeople working on these fascinating projects. Continue reading


YCAA autumn 2015 study tour: Brodsworth Hall

by Duncan Marks

Photo - Brodsworth Hall
Brodsworth Hall, photo by Dena Tasse-Winter

On Saturday 2 October, in early-autumn sunshine, the latest cohort of York University Conservation Studies postgraduates, their Director of Studies, Dr Gill Chitty, and a healthy turnout from the York Conservation Alumni Association, all embarked on a field trip to Brodsworth Hall, near Doncaster. The trip, which was kindly arranged and paid for by the YCAA, brought to a close a busy introductory week for the MA students, and was most certainly welcomed for it. Continue reading