Our Ferrous Metals Seminar, held at the National Maritime Museum in London in February, drew a large crowd of architects and conservation and restoration professionals ready to broaden their knowledge of our favourite subject. There were presentations by our board of experts and plenty of questions and comments from the audience.
The seminar was followed by a tour of the first classically inspired building constructed in England, Inigo Jones’ 400 year old Queens House.
The focus of our interest in this was the Tulip Stairs, with their superb blue-painted wrought iron balustrade, restored recently by Hall Conservation, who recreated the “smalt” paint technique of the time, which involved grinding up cobalt glass and sweeping the dust into the paint base in situ to create the tactile matt surface and subtle colour.
Don’t miss the next seminar on Recording & Surveying at Hartlebury Castle – keep an eye on our events for more details.