This week we started our ‘live’ conservation events with the Churches Conservation Trust at Holy Trinity, Goodramgate, in York. As part of the ‘Engaging Conservation’ project we’re collaborating with the CCT on a series of open days to engage different audiences with the conservation work on the crumbling, limestone masonry of the medieval building. It’s a chance to observe the work at close quarters, to talk with the conservator-stonemason and architect, and to understand the thinking, techniques and experience that inform the choices made in the conservation of a building, stone by stone.
The open events – for local students, young people, architects and the public – get people behind the scenes to see what’s involved in conservation of a medieval church. The open public events will be on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 June.
The Churches Conservation Trust are always keen to find new volunteers to help them keep this very special church open to the public. If you’re interesting in helping them, please contact Graham White (firstname.lastname@example.org).