Fabric Conservation

Old Perth Boys’ School – Exploring the Fabric and Stories

Premiership Room A, Melbourne Cricket Ground 07/10/2016 2:10 pm - 2:30 pm

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Caroline Stokes

Old Perth Boys’ School, 1854, is Western Australia’s first purpose built government school. We explore how the National Trust expose, maintain and strengthen the intangible heritage values that were revealed in the recent process of conservation and adaptive re-use. How does the fabric reveal embedded stories? An intact underfloor archaeological deposit of over 6000 artefacts – lost, discarded and secreted away for over 150 years provides insight into these values.