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The Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata/Calcutta

Britain's Heritage in India - James Simpson

India's conservation movement is relatively new but it is developing rapidly, driven forwards by an energetic group of Indian conservation architects. James Simpson explores this exciting and critical period for some of the world’s finest cultural heritage.

A pigeon perches on a historic masonry facade

Bird and Bat Guano - Tim Hutton, David Watt and Jenny Brown

Guano can detract from a building's appearance, cause health problems and promote decay. This article explains the sources and effects of contamination, and the principal management and removal procedures.

A Grade II listed barn in West Felton, Shropshire

Barns: Use, Reuse and Misconceptions - Bob Edwards

Barn conversions can turn redundant buildings into much-needed residential properties but they can also destroy historic evidence. Bob Edwards explains the need for thorough recording before development.

19th-century gothic revival mahogany hall chair

Adhesives for Furniture Conservation - Norbert Gutowski

This introduction to the use of adhesives in the conservation and repair of historic furniture includes an overview of historic joinery adhesives and an appraisal of the types commonly used in modern conservation work.

Medieval stained glass depiction of a saint at St Mary’s church, Treuddyn, Flintshire

Medieval Stained Glass in North Wales - Martin Crampin

Martin Crampin explores the small but highly significant body of medieval stained glass which survives in the churches of north Wales. His article also provides striking insights into the work of Victorian restorers.

Brookwood Cemetery, Woking

Saving Cemeteries - Rebecca Barrett and Jenifer White

Rebecca Barrett and Jenifer White unravel the significance of our historic cemeteries, not only as burial grounds but also as repositories of history. They also evaluate the principal threats to this form of heritage.

The interior of Yarpole church, Herefordshire

England's Rural Parish Churches - Trevor Cooper

Trevor Cooper considers the fate of historic rural parish churches with dwindling congregations and suggests some of the ways in which they can access new funds, supporters and uses: the all-important trinity of 'pounds, people and purpose' that can secure their survival.

Middle Street Synagogue, Brighton

Are Britain's Synagogues at Risk? - Sharman Kadish

Sharman Kadish explores some of the key threats to the UK's historic synagogues and evaluates some notable successes at Singers Hill, Birmingham and Golders Green Synagogue in North London.

Monumental brass at Ashby St Legers, Northamptonshire depicting William Catesby

Monumental Brasses - Sally Badham

An introduction to the history of monumental church brasses explaining how they were used as grave markers, how they were made and who they commemorated. It goes on to evaluate the principal threats to this important aspect of church heritage.

St George and the Dragon mosaic, part of the Royal Artillery Victoria Cross Memorial at the Royal Garrison Church, Woolwich, London

Mosaic Conservation - Kalypso Kampani

Almost destroyed during the Blitz, The Royal Garrison Church, Woolwich retains an important Royal Artillery war memorial. Conservator-restorer Kalypso Kampani details the conservation of the memorial's rare Venetian smalti mosaics.




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