As a medieval bridge charity, founded in 1399, the Rochester Bridge Trust has a long history and keen interest in restoration and maintenance of historic structures, buildings and artefacts. The Trust also has an historic archive and collections of art, furniture and other artefacts which it puts on display to the public as part of regular open days and events held in the medieval Bridge Chapel.
The Trust is therefore pleased to sponsor the Restoration or Conservation category of the Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence 2016.
The awards cover all major aspects of the museums, galleries and heritage attractions sector, with the winners announced at a ceremony on 18th May, following the first day of the Museums + Heritage Show.
Shortlisted for the Restoration or Conservation Award are:
National Trust: Dyrham Park Roof Conservation Project
Grant Museum of Zoology, UCL: Bone Idols: Protecting Our Iconic Skeletons
Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham: Conservation of the Birmingham Qur’an Manuscript
BECK and Cheshire West and Chester Council: Lion Salt Works Restoration
Bodleian Libraries: Conservation of famous Elizabethan Tapestry map, the Sheldon Tapestry of Worcestershire
Bridge Clerk Sue Threader explained: “The Trust is responsible for the listed Old Bridge at Rochester as well as a number of historic buildings and its collections. We spend a lot of time concentrating on maintenance and restoration as past of our every day work and certainly appreciate the efforts of all the organisations shortlisted for this award.
“We wish everyone the best of luck in these awards and look forward to learning more about the achievements of all shortlisted.”
Find out more about the awards here.