NT’s ‘AACB’ feature on Biddulph Grange Geological Garden: The restoration of a ‘known unknown’

websiteThe latest issue of the National Trust (NT) Arts and Buildings Collection Bulletin (AACB) profiles the restoration of a unique geological garden, an interesting case of the application of conservation philosophy. 

The National Trust writes:

The acquisition of the Gallery had left the National Trust with a unique yet neglected building and limited knowledge or understanding of its original purpose. Only one of the fossils remained; the rest were either missing or in private collections. Less than one-third of the rock strata survived in situ and only two of the seven hand-painted geological cross sections in their imposing oak frames remained in the collection, alongside the Roman marbles from the gallery vestibule.

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