Paisley’s renovated Grand Fountain picks up conservation award
October 23 2015
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.
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