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May and William Morris believed buildings to be monuments of art and civilisation. Learn about their approach to Victorian conversation and how it’s applied today.

Founded by William Morris in 1877, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings was formed in response to the destructive work of many Victorian architects whose enthusiasm for harmful restoration caused irreparable damage to not only the building itself, but contributed to a profound loss of heritage.

SPAB is considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on conservation, and a boasts worldwide membership. Hear from Tyler C. Lott at SPAB Scotland about the legacy of the organisation, the impact the SPAB has had on Britain’s Built Heritage, as well as top tips for a positive and practical approach to building conservation in the 21st century.

Ticket includes entry to May Morris Art & Life on day of the event.


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