Wooden Heritage – From axe to sickle - Sveriges Arkitekter


kl. 17.30 - 20.30


Europa Nostra Sverige

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How to maintain historic wooden buildings, structures and surfaces? Three very skilled experts will present their knowledge and approaches in the seminar – From axe to sickle.

Wood has been the most common building material in Sweden and also one of our most important export products. Sweden and England have since early ages been in contact due to the extensive use of this material. The very old log timber buildings require skilled craftsmanship and special knowledge to maintain and repair. Almost all our roof structures are of wood and we need to have a detailed knowledge of how they function to be able to maintain them properly. Old wooden structures are still visible and also in use in our interiors. To maintain old wooden floors and wall panels without loosing the authentic surfaces requires refind skills in craft, material and understanding of how traditions have varied throughout time.

Seminar program
17.30 Registration. Coffee, tea and sandwich
18.00 Welcome by Skansen and Tina Wik, chairman Europa Nostra Sweden
18.10 The conservation of Ingatorp tithe barn, Europe Nostra award 2019. Karl-Magnus Melin
18.40 Medieval roof structures. Robin Gullbrandson
19.00 Restoration of woodwork in Kensington Palace. Vincent Reed
19.45 Discussion and mingle with drinks and snacks
20.30 Program ends
Location: Skånska gruvan, Rosendalsvägen 14, Djurgården, Stockholm
Registration: RSVP, latest March 23 in e-mail to Cecilia Sagrén (c.sagren@telia.com)
Price: 200 SEK, please pay in advance, pg 30 37 76-9. Swish 0707535190
Non members also welcome

About the participants:

Karl-Magnus Melin
Karl-Magnus Melin, carpenter at Knadriks Kulturbygg AB and since 2016 a PhD student at the Department of Conservation at University of Gothenburg. He was the project manager of the conservation works at Ingatorp tithe barn until its finalization in 2018. Since 2014 he has been the project manager for the diocese project Historic carpentry in the diocese of Lund. He is responsible for the reconstruction of the roof construction of Södra Råda Church, a medieval log timber building. Expert member of ICOMOS International Wood Committee..

Robin Gullbrandson
Robin Gullbrandsson has been responsible for surveys of preserved Medieval roof structures within the dioceses of Skara, Linköping and Gothenburg as well as the conservation of the unique roof structure from the 1100’s in Gökhem church. Robin Gullbrandsson is an industrial PhD student at the department of Conservation at the University of Gothenburg and he is also a heritage Officer at Västergötlands Museum.

Vincent Reed
Vincent Reed started as an antique furniture restorer and since 1989 he established Vincent Reed Ltd, today leading experts in the conservation and restoration of woodwork in buildings of historic significance. Vincent Reed Ltd employs a team of highly skilled artisan craftsman to work in collaboration with English Heritage, Historic Royal Palaces, the National Trust and conservation officers providing invaluable support and advice. Projects vary in size from a period family home to some of the most recognisable royal residences and scheduled monuments such as Kings College Chapel, London, Kensington Palace, Groombridge Place and much more
in Great Britain.