The Mausolea & Monuments Trust

2018 Symposium: Resurrecting the dead

13 October 2018 at 10.30 - 16.30


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



Mausolea and Monuments Trust 2018 Symposium: Resurrecting the dead

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


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 Bath’

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


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