Aberdeen City Heritage Trust’s Annual Lecture series starts on 24 February

Aberdeen City Heritage Trust’s Annual Lecture series starts on 24 February

Aberdeen Heritage Lectures 2021 | Online | 7.00pm

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24 February 2021
‘Morning Glass: an A-Z of Stained Glass Projects in NE Scotland’ with Gordon Watt of Morning Glass Designs
In this first Aberdeen Heritage Lecture of 2021, Gordon will talk about some of the bigger stained glass projects he has worked on in recent years; a number of which are in North East Scotland.
The presentation will cover the techniques and services offered as well as tips for good conservation practice.
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3 March 2021
‘Building Recording for the National Record’ with Simon Green, Historic Environment Scotland
In this second Aberdeen Heritage Lecture of 2021, Simon will talk about the process of recording historic buildings and how different methodologies and approaches are used at HES for the greater understanding of our ever changing built environment. It will look at a variety of survey methodologies from the rapid assessments for the Buildings at Risk Register to the in depth detailed measured survey demanded by some of Scotland’s most complex buildings.
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10 March 2021
‘Traditional Mortars for Historic Building Repair’ with Roz Artis – Scottish Lime Centre Trust
In this third Aberdeen Heritage Lecture of 2021, learn about the range of different mortars that have been employed in our built heritage overtime, from clay/earth mortars to early patented cements and everything else in between. Why choosing the right mortar for historic building repair is vital to prolong their lives and what can go horribly wrong when the incorrect mortar(s) have been used. Roz will use case studies to illustrate the process of formulating a specification for replacement and repair mortars.
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17 March 2021
‘Full Richness of Authenticity – Conservation Charters’ with Prof. Ian M Davidson
In this fourth presentation as part of Aberdeen Heritage Lectures, Ian will provide an overview of several of the many international charters and national guidelines that advise and support the protection of our mutual heritage and offer some examples of how these may affect the manner a place is conserved.
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24 March 2021
‘Retrofit Project Review’ with Dr Moses Jenkins,  Historic Environment Scotland
In this fifth and final Aberdeen Heritage Lecture of 2021, Moses will discuss two recent HES refurbishment case studies to traditional buildings, one is a vernacular building the other a 19th century detached lodge. Work carried out around energy efficiency will be described as will other aspects such as EPC assessment of one of the buildings. The lecture will also cover the results of the review which was conducted into the longer term performance of retrofit work carried out by HES Technical Research Team.
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Aberdeen City Heritage Trust recognises the support of Historic Environment Scotland and Aberdeen City Council.