12th November 2024

Demonstration Opportunity

Find out more about our Demonstrations

In 2019 we introduced a new exciting feature to the event: Visitors were able to watch 4 short live demonstrations by carvers and conservators from The City & Guilds of London Art School. Demos were in wood and stone carving. This was very popular, so for 2021 and 2022 we increased the number and diversity of demonstrations with great success. For 2023 there is a possibility for exhibitors to give a demonstration either from their stand or in one of the demonstration areas. These opportunities are limited, and we are keen to hear from any interested exhibitors.

Examples of demonstrations previously arranged are below:

  • Architectural Paint research and 3D scanning in a heritage context
  • Timber decay, dry rot and water ingress
  • Oil painting cleaning
  • Methods of packing and storing textiles and family heirlooms
  • A comprehensive guide to the care and repair of rug and carpet collections
  • How creating immersive light show walks in gardens or historic buildings act as a visitor attraction
  • Architectural Stone work on a stiff leaf capital
  • letter cutting in stone
  • Woodcarving & Gilding
  • How to light a painting
  • Using Roman waterproofing lime plaster
  • Combining fine art security, tracking and monitoring with visitor interaction using Bluetooth
  • The importance of monitoring cracks in buildings both external and internal on walls, floors and ceilings
  • Protecting heritage properties from insect attack and damage

We are very interested in holding practical live demonstrations at the event.

Click here to be contacted about giving a Demonstration at the Historic Building Parks and Gardens Event.