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Paisley’s renovated Grand Fountain picks up conservation award

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October 23 2015

Paisley’s renovated Grand Fountain picks up conservation award
Paisley’s newly renovated Grand Fountain has been handed a restoration award by The Institute of Conservation (Icon).

The community-based project was led by Renfrewshire Council, Historic Scotland, Lost Art and Industrial Heritage Consulting saw the A-listed cast iron fountain

A judges citation read: “[it] encapsulates the concept of engineering as both science and art, and provides a sense of pride and a feel-good factor. The people behind the restoration of this grand Victorian vision of civic joy demonstrate a belief that engineering enhances human well-being.”

Other projects to be recognised by the cultural charity included the Tate’s restoration work to remove indelible graffiti ink from a vandalised Rothko painting and the conservation efforts applied to the Staffordshire Hoard discovery.
prior to renovation work the fountain was in a sorry state
prior to renovation work the fountain was in a sorry state

1 Comment

Stephen
#1 Posted by Stephen on 24 Oct 2015 at 14:58 PM
When is Edinburgh City Council going to get round to renovating/activating the fountain in Princes Street Gardens?

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