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The Conservation of Queen Victoria's Royal Saloon

From: Thursday 19.07.18
at 6:00pm
To: Thursday 19.07.18
at 8:00pm

Station Hall

National Railway Museum

Leeman Road


YO26 4XJ


The York Consortium for Conservation and Craftsmanship are hosting a series of evening lectures on Conservation in collaboration with the National Railway Museum.

Event description: 

The next of these railway themed events will be held on the 19th July from 6pm - 8pm in the Station Hall of the National Railway Museum. This a rare opportunity to view progress on the conservation of the carriage and to hear how new conservation and curatorial research are contributing to the preservation and understanding of this unique carriage.

The evening will include an introduction to the preservation history of the coach followed by a description of the current work to conserve the exterior of this Royal carriage, originally built in 1869 as two coaches. There will be the opportunity to observe first-hand the techniques used to conserve the elaborate exterior surfaces of the coach, including, paintwork, gilding and decorative frieze.

There will be a drinks reception on arrival. All welcome.