An opportunity to see behind the scenes at the National Trust’s conservation area at their Head Office, Heellis, at Swindon, hosted by the National Trust’s Paintings Conservation Adviser, Christine Sitwell.
Christine will start the morning with a lecture on the various conservation treatments and research on Tudor paintings at Montacute, Knole and Nostell Priory. Lunch in the Trust’s canteen, which serves a range of delicious local food, is followed by a tour of the conservation area.
Heelis is a remarkable example of innovative and sustainable building construction. Designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects in 2005, this architectural gem uses timber from the National Trust’s woodlands and wool from Herdwick sheep grazed on Trust farmlands, making Heelis a unique working environment.
The picture used here is from the NT website.