Heritage, Conservation, Repairs and Traditional Skills Training to start in May 2021
A series of free online and practical training sessions, workshops and talks on heritage, traditional repairs and skills
The Wisbech High Street Project has commissioned Lincoln Conservation to provide community-based Heritage, Conservation, Repairs and Traditional Skills Training as part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Townscape Heritage project.
This activity acknowledges a lack of formal heritage construction training in the east of England and seeks to address this by offering “taster sessions” to local residents who may go on to seek further training or for property owners interested in learning about the skills and techniques employed in the repair and maintenance of their own buildings.
Lincoln Conservation, working with heritage skills specialists across the country, will deliver talks and workshops on a wide range of topics based around built heritage. Subjects will include:
- Stained glass
- Bricks and tiles
- Specialist decorating and gilding
- Digital heritage
- Climate change
- Pest management
These will take place roughly once a month between May 2021 and July 2022, initially online and later to be delivered in Wisbech, once it is safe to do so. Those local to Wisbech will be given priority where booking is required. The talks and workshops will be aimed at beginner level and all are free to attend, funded entirely by the National Lottery Heritage Fund through the Wisbech High Street project.
The first online talk will be on the subject of the Impact of Climate Change on Heritage (title TBC) on 20th May 2021 (time to be confirmed) and will be broadcast via the projects own You Tube channel. A recording will be made available for those unable to attend,
Lincoln Conservation is a conservation consultancy and practice specialising in decorative surfaces and digital heritage in the built environment. They also carry out object and easel painting conservation. Based at the University of Lincoln, they are dedicated to ensuring that training and education in the field of history and heritage can be accessed by a wide range of people at all levels.
The talks and workshops will be advertised here on our Website with details on how to book places and upcoming topics once the programme has been finalised. Please keep an eye on this page for further information as it apears or find us on Facebook by searching “Wisbech High Street Project”