YCCC second Tuesday talk on 9th February at 7pm

St Paul’s Cathedral: Rescuing a lost architectural scheme. The Restoration of James Thornhill’s Tambour Decoration

In the last of our Winter series of Second Tuesday Talks, Martin Stancliffe MA FSA, will discuss the project to restore the lost decorative scheme, carried out by Sir James Thornhill as part of his comprehensive treatment of the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral in the early eighteenth century.

As Surveyor to the Fabric, Martin Stancliffe was in overall charge of the project, executed between 2003 and 2005. Martin will explore the key stages of the project, from archival research and archaeological investigation, and obtaining the required formal consents, to devising a methodology for the selection of a contractor, and organising the execution of the work on site. This included designing access to a hard-to-reach part of the building high above the famous Whispering Gallery.

Martin’s talk will be followed by a Q&A session chaired by Rebecca Thompson. Participants will be able to submit questions for discussion, and are encouraged to send questions ahead of time, by emailing info@conservationyork.org.uk.

This event will be of particular interest to practicing professionals, but will also appeal to non-specialists. We hope that you can join us for what promises to be a fascinating exploration of a prestigious conservation project.

You can now register for this event via Zoom: Lecture link for YCCC

Registration is free and you won’t need a Zoom account to join the webinar

Image: St Paul’s Dome