What I Did Over My Summer Vacation: A Cambridge Paper Conservator Relays his Experience as a Scholar at the Attingham Summer School in England

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Christopher Sokolowski, paper conservator at the Weissman Preservation Center at Harvard University, will give a presentation on his experience as a scholar in the Attingham Summer School in 2009. He’ll explain how the privileged access to approximately twenty-five buildings in three regions of England with on-site instruction by staff curators and property owners, as well as seminars by eminent visiting scholars, enriched his work as an American paper conservator.


The Attingham Summer School is academically intensive and physically rigorous program designed for scholars, arts professionals, and collectors who are interested in furthering their knowledge about the British country house. Museum directors, curators and educators, architectural historians, architects and landscape architects, conservators, interior designers specializing in historic preservation, teachers, and advanced graduate students of the fine and decorative art from around the world attend. For more information, visit http://www.americanfriendsofattingham.org/summer.html


Image: Caulke Abbey, Derbyshire, England. A property visited during the program that was undergoing a unique historic preservation effort to stabilize everything as it was found, including peeling wallpaper.