Here at SLCT we are excited to announce that our Building Materials Analyst Alice Custance-Baker has been selected to represent Scotland and the UK at the 17th International Course on Stone Conservation in Rome this year. This course started back in 1976 and since this date there have been only five representatives from the UK (and it is highly likely that Alice is the first representative for Scotland). The course has been organised by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) and the Getty Conservation Institute (California, USA).
Alice will travel to Rome to undertake 11 weeks of intensive training in the field of stone conservation, covering all aspects of the field from international conservation principles to the application of conservation practice. This will ensure that the Scottish Lime Centre remains at the forefront of masonry conservation advisory work harnessing the very latest ‘cutting edge’ technical understanding for stone conservation. The course will also provide a platform for promoting the work that is currently being carried out at the Scottish Lime Centre Trust and in Scotland as a whole and for demonstrating that we are leading players in this field. The member states that will be represented at the course will be: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Georgia, Japan, Korea, Montenegro, Nigeria, Palestine, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Turkey and Yemen with 1 participant from each country.
We have been overwhelmed by the support shown by industry and our other funders for our attendance at this prestigious course. To find out who is supporting us please click here visit the blog that will run throughout the course. Alice will present a lecture to disseminate her findings on her return. To find out more about ICCROM please click here