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From: Friday 07.04.17
at 9:30am
To: Friday 07.04.17
at 6:15pm

Icon Historic Interiors Group - The Conservation of Historic Interiors Gothic Revival – the Past Re-Imagined


 Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

The Conservation of Historic Interiors Gothic Revival – the Past Re-Imagined

The Ninth Annual Cambridge Conference of the Historic Interiors Section of Icon will continue the section’s chronological appraisal of historic interiors through the centuries by focusing on the Gothic Revival Period. The highly decorative interiors of churches, country houses and civic buildings reflected the designs and forms of the Medieval period. We will be considering the influence of the Cambridge Movement and its effect on church architecture and interiors as well as the importance of the interiors of the Palace of Westminster. The wide range of topics covers church organs, textiles, wallpapers, frames and wall paintings.


09.30 – 10.10
Registration and Coffee
10.10 – 10.15
Christine ​Sitwell
Introduction and Welcome
10.15 – 10.45 
Ayla Lepine Gothic Revival Churches for a Brave New World: The Ecclesiological Society and the Shock of the Old
10.45 – 11.15
Caroline Babington
Inspection and Conservation: the Life of Wall Paintings at the Palace of Westminster
11.15 – 11.45
Lucy Kaszewska
Reproduction of Wall Paintings in the Strangers Dining Room, Palace of Westminster
11.45 – 12.15
Dr James Berrow
Craftsman’s Art and Music’s Measure: the Gothic Revival, True Principles and organs
12.15 – 12.30
Questions & Answer Session
12.30 – 13.15
13.15 – 14.15
Lunchtime Tour: Jesus College Chapel & All Saints, Jesus Lane
14.15 – 14:45
14:50 – 15:20
Daniela Roberts
From Phantasy to Replica - Gothic Revival Frames between 1750-1900
15.20 - 16.00   
Mary Schoeser and Kate Wigley
Gothic Revival Textiles
16.00 – 16.30 
Wendy Andrews
Decorations of the Highest Class in Every Style of Art: Wallpapers supplied by Cowtan & Sons during the Gothic Revival
16.30– 17:00   
Allyson McDermott
Creation of Wallpapers at the Palace of Westminster
17.00 – 17.15
Questions & Answer Session
Punt on the Cam to La Mimosa
18.15 onwards 
Dinner at La Mimosa*


*Not included in conference fee. Please indicate if you would like to attend by ticking the appropriate box when registering.

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Rooms can be booked at various Cambridge Colleges.

Lead Image: Cambridge Church / Public Domain