Mausolea and Monuments Trust Lecture: The technical and ethical challenges of caring for monuments and mausolea to make safe precious spaces which cemeteries offer

The scope of work will also include repairs to 16 Grade II-listed Heritage at Risk monuments including tombs, mausolea and chapels. A planning application for the works has already been granted.

From illuminating social customs of the past to illustrating past landscape, architectural and sculptural design, cemeteries provide an invaluable resource for the 21st century. But while monuments become unstable and vaults begin to collapse, what are the technical and ethical considerations that need to be made to retain these structures’ integrity? Sally Strachey, Technical Director of Sally Strachey Historic Conservation, will be joined by Margaret Cooke of Integral Engineering to discuss examples of how they engaged with these issues through a range of projects such as the treatment programme of Letts and Thomas Monuments at West Norwood Cemetery and the conservation programme of 24 monuments at mausolea at Brompton Cemetery.

Wednesday 5th June

6:30pm for 7pm lecture

Donald Insall Associates
12 Devonshire Street,

Sally Strachey, SSH Conservation
Margaret Cooke, Integral Engineering

Abstract and biography about speaker
Sally Strachey is Technical  Director of Sally Strachey Historic Conservation Ltd. She trained as an art historian and was awarded an ICCROM fellowship at the Bonn Conservation Workshops in 1984. She was a founder member of the UKIC stone section committee and of the Nimbus Conservation Group. She is a CPD reader for PACR accreditation and lectures at Cardiff and Bath University and Heritage Forums. Sally has a particular interest in the care and sustainability of Monuments and Mausolea within their settings.