Caring for and understanding your Church Plate

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Date(s) - Friday, 29th September, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Archives Seminar Room


A day long training session to support those who are responsible for and work with Church Plate.

The morning session will cover:

How to care for your plate, how to clean it, identify what it is made of, damage or corrosion and the dos and don’ts of basic conservation cleaning.

The story of English church plate.  It will include the basics of identifying styles and dating your church plate.

The afternoon session will be a more practical session with object handling, informal discussion and a Q&A.

Trainer: Canterbury Cathedral Conservation Department and Collections staff

Trainer: Dr Timothy Schroder, lecturer, writer and adviser on silver- an international expert on silver and in 2015 the Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths Company, London. He is also a trustee of the Wallace Collection and past chairman of the Silver Society.

By the end of the course participants will have an understanding of;

  • Basic conservation cleaning techniques for church plate
  • Identifying damage and corrosion
  • Identifying metals used in church plate
  • Dating and styles of church plate
  • Use the hand-outs provided as a toolkit for future reference

Refreshments provided, bring your own lunch.

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