Treated to a tour of the Cathedral

Thanks to Elsa van der Zee and Jerry Sampson for leading a fascinating tour of the Cathedral on 11th August for our project volunteers. We were particularly interested to learn of the links with St Cuthbert’s and the examples of the work of masons in both places. Hearing about the iconoclastic zeal of Bishop William… Continue reading Treated to a tour of the Cathedral


Don’t drop it!: conservation training

At the start of our project work in June, project conservators Lynne Humphries and Emma Norris delivered a training session for our team of volunteers and all staff involved in the project. To begin, we discussed the nature of the objects we’re dealing with: carved stone with applied decoration in the form of paint, gilding and… Continue reading Don’t drop it!: conservation training