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13 June 2020

The Restoration of 200 year old Doors in Carton House

  • Workshop

“ Dissolved insect poop and laser guns, the restoration of 200 year old doors in Carton House”: a wood conservation workshop

(Age group 6-18 years/Time: 4pm/County Galway)

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! 

This 30-minute live on-screen workshop will be delivered by Sven Habermann of Conservation Letterfrack on behalf of the Irish Georgian Society and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.  There will be opportunities to ask Sven questions after his live workshop.

To join Sven’s 30-minute live conservation craft workshop, which will be delivered through Zoom, click on the link below to join in.

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Online Event

13 Jun 2020

4.00PM - 4.30PM

Age range

All ages