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Antiquarians and Medieval Wall Paintings: New Uses of Digital Heritage Modelling Techniques

13th May 2014, 17:45, World Heritage Site Visitors Centre, Dr Kate Giles, University of York

This lecture/seminar will present the results of ongoing research into Antiquarian attitudes towards the discovery, recording and restoration of medieval wall paintings. Using the case studies of the Guild chapel, Stratford-upon-Avon and Pickering parish church, North Yorkshire, the lecture will present new discoveries about the discovery and destruction of these paintings by Victorian clergy and their re-discovery, recording and restoration in the later 19th and 20th centuries. The lecture will show how traditional historiographical and iconographic analysis can be combined with the latest in digital heritage modelling techniques to create innovative research tools for the future conservation and interpretation of such paintings.

Contact admin.imems@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.