Book Now for ‘Awaking the Sleeping Giant’

Tuesday 31 March 2020

Bookings are now open for Friends of Barts Heritage’s first event of the New Year, open to everyone, when Will Palin, the newly appointed chief executive of Barts Heritage, has gathered together key members of the elite team charged with the repair and conservation of the North Wing complex.

The evening will include a welcome drink before expert speakers share the challenges, complexities and opportunities presented by this unique conservation project, and there will be the opportunity for networking afterwards.

The price has been kept deliberately low, at just £10 a head, as a thank you to loyal members who have supported for so many years, and to attract new members to the ranks!

  • 6.00 Welcome drink and networking
  • 6.30 Presentations and panel Q&A
  • 8.00 Close

The panel of experts will include Stephen Paine and Sophie Stewart, celebrated wall painting conservators who have recently completed the conservation of the vast baroque scheme at the Painted Hall, Greenwich, executed by William Hogarth’s father-in-law, Sir James Thornhill.

Leading specialist Tobit Curteis will discuss the challenges of controlling the environment of the Great Hall and Hogarth Stair and project architect Jeremy Trotter of Donald Insall Associates will give an overview of the aims, objectives and methodology of the Barts project. Jane Davies, architectural paint conservator, will reveal results of new research and investigations in the Great Hall.

Click here to book your tickets for 31 March or to make a donation.