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Architectural Heritage Society Scotland
December 3, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Being Authentic: Restoring Historic Buildings and their Interiors
Join us for a thought-provoking lecture by Michael Davis examining
the notion of authenticity in architectural restoration and conservation projects.
Venue: St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, 13 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PA
Cost: £5 / Free for Students / Members may attend 6 lectures for £25
Non-members most welcome!
What does it mean to be ‘authentic’ in an architectural restoration or conservation project? In this lively and sometimes provocative exposé of restoration theory and dogma, Michael Davis explores the ways in which ideas of ‘authenticity’ are often misused and misunderstood. Using examples from Scotland and further afield, he seeks to set authenticity in the wider context of the very rationale that underpins our desire to restore or to conserve.