Conservation and Discovery Hardback

Peterborough Cathedral Nave Ceiling and Related Structures

by Jackie Hall;


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Conservation and Discovery

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A major conservation programme took place between 1998 and 2003 on one of Europe's greatest medieval painted wooden ceilings. Investigation and analysis were an integral part of this conservation work in the former Benedictine abbey church of Peterborough. The knowledge gained and the discoveries made during that time, as well as the conservation programme itself, are documented and fully illustrated here. Not just the marvellous nave ceiling, but the medieval roof structure that supported it and the transept wooden ceilings that preceded it feature in a story which spans the period from the mid 12th century into the 21st and saw many significant post-medieval interventions. Documentary history and iconography are freshly examined; structural and scientific studies (including tree-ring dating, paint analysis and environmental monitoring) afford new understanding of both the original works and later repairs."

Conservation and Discovery by Jackie Hall was published by Museum of London Archaeology in August 2015. The ISBN for Conservation and Discovery is 9781907586392.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherMuseum of London Archaeology (August 2015)
Weight1111g
Number of Pages193
Thickness18 mm
Height297 mm
Width208 mm
ISBN9781907586392
ISBN-101907586393
Product Code4373573
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