Mon 18 – Tues 19 March 2019, Coventry Cathedral.
The Phoenix Renewed: Sustainability of Post-War Churches and Cathedrals.
Coventry Cathedral epitomised the spirit of the age and captured the attention of the nation when it was consecrated in 1962, but almost 60 years later it faces some significant conservation challenges. Many of these will be familiar to those who are involved and interested in post-war churches. As Coventry looks towards hosting the UK City of Culture celebrations in 2021, solutions and opportunities to address these challenges are brought into sharp focus.
Set within Spence’s masterpiece of mid-twentieth century art and architecture, this international conference will discuss themes of significance and change, materials technology and conservation, and consider the management of collections and interiors designed in tandem with the buildings. Over two days, experts from The Getty Foundation, Historic England, C20 Society, Church of England as well as a range of practitioners will present the latest best practice and lead panel debates. A highlight will be the gala dinner in the Cathedral on the evening of 18 March.
Save the date: bookings can be found here, and will differ from our usual booking system.
The cost of attending is £149 (inc VAT) per person.