World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Series 2015

World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Series 2015 – for booking details see the end of the message

Friday 19th June 2015, 6.00pm

Venue: Room PG20 Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham


“Sustainable Heritage through Building Surveying in the National Trust and Beyond”

 The talk will introduce the guiding principles and considerations surrounding the conservation of heritage and explore the role of sustainable practices, from setting standards to traditional skills, public engagement and education. It will then cover several case studies, including the conservation work done for National Trust properties, the recent major developments at Auckland Castle and the work on the Magna Carta Vault at Lincoln castle.

Nev Kirby is a well-respected member of the heritage sector within the North of England, with 35 years’ experience in the Building industry. Since 1994 he has been involved with the National Trust and partnering organisations and he is a member of the steering group for the North East Heritage Skills Initiative. Over the years he has been responsible for the repair and upkeep of around 4,000 built structures within the North East and Yorkshire. Some notable projects include his involvement in the developments of Auckland Castle as a visitor attraction and his work at Lincoln Castle for the Magna Carta display.

The talk will be followed by a drinks reception in the World Heritage Site Centre.

Please book your place by writing to Raffaella Aliprandi at

Would you also let Raffaella know whether or not you will be attending the reception afterwards, for catering purposes. 

Details of our next lecture in August will be given near the time.


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