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Learn about lime paint finishes at Port Arthur

30/03/2011

The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority is offering a rare opportunity to find out more about the use of lime in heritage buildings and in particular the preparation and application of lime wash and distemper.


This activity will be of interest to heritage practitioners, tradespeople and owners of heritage propterties who wish to know more about these once common techniques.


The workshop will include presentations by Dr Donald Ellsmore and practical demonstrations with a chance to try your hand at lime washing.


Thursday April 14 9.30am—4.00pm (arrive at  Visitor Centre reception by 9.15am)


Meet at the Port Arthur Visitor Centre, from where it is a short walk to the venue, the Visiting Magistrate’s House, Port Arthur Historic Site. Parking is available at the Visitor Centre carpark.


There is a fee of $20 towards the cost of lunch and refreshments.


RSVP 11 April to harriet.wyatt@portarthur.org.au or call Harriet on 6251 2334. 


The workshop is being presented as part of the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority's celebrations of National Heritage Week. To find out more about the celebrations, visit www.portarthur.org.au/nationalheritageweek.

Learn about lime paint finishes at Port Arthur

Limewash being applied at a previous Port Arthur workshop

Learn about lime paint finishes at Port Arthur

Pots of limewash paint