Church Monuments Society

SAM 1713

Mausolea and Monuments Trust 2018 Symposium: Resurrecting the dead



The Gallery, Alan Baxter Ltd, 77 Cowcross Street

Mausolea and Monuments Trust 2018 Symposium: Resurrecting the dead – Saturday 13 October

The theme of the symposium is the maintenance and/or restoration of
funerary architecture and/or sculpture. We will explore the field
through a range of approaches, with papers from some of the country’s
leading curatorial and architectural professionals, showcasing a variety
of significant subjects from their differing perspectives.

Thanks to generous support from the Society of Architectural Historians
of Great Britain, we are able to offer 8 free places to current
university students (at any point in their education). To apply please
send a short explanation of your current studies to


VENUE: The Gallery, Alan Baxter Ltd, 77 Cowcross Street, London

TIME: 10.30 – 16.30, Saturday 13 October


10.30 Coffee
11.00 Welcome

BERNADETTE GILLOW, National Trust, Ightham Mote Portfolio: ‘Darnley
Mausoleum, Cobham – A Phoenix from the Ashes’

PAUL HARRISON, Harrison Design Development Ltd: ‘Restoration at West
Norwood Cemetery’

AMY FROST, Museum of Bath Architecture and Beckford’s Tower; Bath
Preservation Trust: ‘Landscape as Monument: The Suffragettes Wood in

13.15-14.15 Lunch

CHARLES WAGNER, Built Heritage Consultancy; TOM DRYSDALE, Historic
Royal Palaces; GABRIEL BYNG, Cambridge University: ‘Just how important
is that pile of stones? Or how do you convince charitable funders that
it is worth spending £¼ million on the ruins of a building of
absolutely no practical use?’

CHRISTOPHER RIDGWAY, Castle Howard: ‘The Castle Howard Mausoleum:
Form, Function and Future’

Closing remarks

15.45 Tea
16.30 Depart