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Secrets of Conservation, Full Programme

Part of the Winter Programme

Performances | Talks | Exhibitions

New year, new conservation challenges. Talks, events and exhibitions on how our experts look after everything from paintings to pitchforks.

Activities take place from 12 pm-4 pm, unless otherwise stated, and are included in general admission. So if you already have a valid pass you can come along for free!

Talks

Conservation Table
SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE, EVERY TUESDAY IN JANUARY
The conservation team demonstrate preventative conservation for the most precious and delicate items in our collection.

Meet the Experts
SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE, 14 JANUARY
Enjoy this unique opportunity to meet our expert collections team, showing rarely seen items from our archives.

Conserve Your Own Historic House
HALL'S CROFT, 17 & 24 JANUARY, 1-3pm
Come and learn hints and tips on how to conserve your historic house for your children and grandchildren. 

Conserving our Legacy
SHAKESPEARE’S NEW PLACE, 19 JANUARY, 12pm & 2pm
Join Nic Fulcher, project manager for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, as he talks about conserving the archaeology at New Place and redeveloping the site.

‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’
SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE, 29 JANUARY
Not all pests are bad - learn which pests you should evict and which to encourage.


Tours

Hidden. Revealed.
ANNE HATHAWAY’S COTTAGE, EVERY THURSDAY IN JANUARY
Join the conservation team and unearth the joinery marks throughout the cottage. Please arrive promptly, numbers are limited to 10 visitors per tour

'All is past is prologue'
SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHPLACE, DAILY THROUGHOUT JANUARY
The early years of conservation and restoration on the house are fascinating, and all of that is post-Barnum, and post-Dickens. 

Draw The Model
SHAKESPEARE’S NEW PLACE, EVERY SATURDAY IN JANUARY (PLUS 2 JANUARY)
A guided tour around the New Place house model, exploring the in-depth research conducted to create its stunning visuals. Learn all about Tudor interiors, construction and what life was like at home with the Shakespeares.


Workshops

Here's metal more attractive
SHAKESPEARE’S NEW PLACE, 11 & 25 JANUARY
The conservation teams will talk about how we clean and preserve the sculptures onsite. Come along to find out how long it takes to clean one sonnet dart and how to make the bronze shine. Weather permitting visitors will be able to have a go at cleaning a Greg Wyatt statue.


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