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'New Life in an Old Town': The Post War Redevelopment of Burntisland and Dy...

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Matthew Gallery

Minto House

20-22 Chambers Street

Edinburgh

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'New Life in an Old Town' is an exhibition focused on the innovative post-war regional redevelopment work of architects Wheeler and Sproson. The focus of this exhibition, Burntisland and Dysart, demonstrates Wheeler and Sproson’s intimate and sensitive approach to Fife’s historic burghs. These little-studied projects blended the modern and the vernacular, combining restoration, reconstruction and new development.

The exhibition is based on the research Kat Breen has done as part of her Arts and Humanities Research Council Collaborative Doctoral Award with the University of Edinburgh and Historic Environment Scotland. Her thesis examines Wheeler and Sproson’s approach to architecture and planning using Burntisland and Dysart as case studies. Much of her research has been conducted using the Wheeler and Sproson collection of drawings, photographs and manuscripts, held at Historic Environment Scotland, which has acted as the primary source for the images used in this exhibition.

This event acts as the opening celebration for the AHRC funded tour the exhibition will take around various venues in Fife. The event will include a brief introductory talk about the exhibition by Kat at 5.15pm, followed by opportunity to explore the panels whilst enjoying drinks and nibbles.

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