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Visit to the Knole House Conservation Studio

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The Gilding and Decorative Surfaces group are delighted to announce an exciting event co-organised with the Furniture and Wood group. Conservators working at the National Trust’s flagship conservation facility at Knole House are offering our members an opportunity to visit the new conservation studio and public showrooms

Gerry Alabone, Senior Conservator (Furniture & Frames) will present a talk on the treatment of a unique set of six English derivative ‘Sansovino’ style frames, made around 1639 for the copies of the Raphael cartoons. Attendees will also be able to see progress with cleaning tests to bronze-paint on gilding using Erbium: YAG laser.

Tea and coffee will be provided upon arrival at the Hayloft and lunch is included in the ticket price. In the afternoon, attendees will have the opportunity to visit the Gatehouse showrooms.

Schedule:

10.30 am - Attendees to arrive at Knole House - Coffee and tea will be provided in The Hayloft

11 am - 12 noon - Tour of studio spaces with Gerry Alabone and a presentation.

12 noon – 1 pm –Tour of Main House Showrooms

1 – 2 pm: Lunch (Served in the Hayloft)

2 pm onwards: Gate House visit


Tickets

£15 per person (30 places available, ICON members only): Ticket includes house and showroom entrance, tea/coffee and a sandwich lunch with crisps, fruit and cake. As this event is being subsidised by the G&DS group, National Trust membership will not affect the fixed ticket price.


How to get there:

Address: Knole House, Sevenoaks, TN15 0RP

By Train: The nearest station is Sevenoaks, which is 1½ miles away and on the Southeastern line. To walk to Knole from the station, turn right and walk up the hill, through Sevenoaks High Street, until you reach St Nicholas Church on your right. Knole is clearly sign posted on your left. Alternatively there are taxis available from the station.

For alternative methods of transport refer to the National Trust’s webpage for Knole House.


* Note – as the event is being held on a Monday when Knole House is closed to the general public the gardens will unfortunately be closed.

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