13.06.2020, 16:00 P.M.
“Dissolved insect poop and laser guns, the restoration of 200 year old doors in Carton House”: a wood conservation workshop by Sven Habermann, Letterfrack Conservation, County Galway for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020.
We are surrounded by old buildings, just like most old things they need looking after. In return they will tell us about our past, who lived in these houses, who built them and how did they do it? Conserving and restoring wooden objects and building parts is what happens in the workshop in Letterfrack.
Join Sven on a tour through his fascinating workshop full of historic objects that are being restored and conserved so that we all can enjoy them for the years to come.
The tour will cover 10,000 years of history through objects, meet Cecil the giant deer with broken antlers, watch floating gold and learn how lice poop ends up on shiny old doors!
Sven's workshop is being delivered on behalf of the Irish Georgian Society and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020.
(Recommended age group 8-18 years)
To participate in this free conservation craft workshop, which will be delivered through Zoom, it is necessary to download Zoom https://zoom.us/download (free to download) onto your computer/tablet or smart phone in advance of the workshop.
Please click on this live link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83453603935 no more than ten minutes prior to the commencement of the workshop (i.e. you can join the meeting from 3.50am) and the Irish Georgian Society, who are hosting the workshop will admit you.
Please note that you will be able to hear and see the Irish Georgian Society representative hosting the meetings, as well as Sven delivering the workshop in his studio but we will be unable to see or hear you. You can ask questions at the workshop through the Zoom type chat function.