Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New bid to save medieval church paintings across Norfolk and Suffolk

Conservationists are launching a new bid to safeguard medieval paintings at hundreds of East Anglian churches. They fear rood screens painted in the 14th - 16th Century are under threat from damp and woodworm.

The Bishops of Norwich and St Edmundsbury will be present for the launch at an international conference on protecting religious buildings, being held at Westminster Abbey today.

Challenges of the Conservation of Artworks in Churches is being organised by the Church of England’s Church Buildings Council, which is chaired by the Anne Sloman OBE, formerly the BBC’s chief political adviser, who lives in North Norfolk.

Click here to read this article from the Norwich Evening News