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Longford Academy – Planning a strong future in new hands

This year the Longford Academy will celebrate its tenth year.  And this brings exciting changes for the future of these hands-on building conservation courses at the World Heritage Sites of Woolmers and Brickendon Estates in Longford, Tasmania. Donald Ellsmore, Convenor … Continue reading

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Limestone and Lime Building Techniques in Puglia, Italy

Report on APT Australasia Chapter members’ investigation of limestone and lime building techniques in Puglia, Italy In late October 2018, a group of Australian and New Zealand members met in Ostuni, Puglia, to immerse in the traditional building culture of … Continue reading

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LA9 – May 2018

Longford Academy, May 2018 The ninth annual APT Australasia Chapter Longford Academy was held at the World Heritage inscribed Woolmers and Brickendon Estates on 7-12 May 2018. The group of 25 participants included builders, tradespersons, materials conservators, architects, engineers, archaeologists, … Continue reading

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Longford Academy 9 open for registration

LONGFORD ACADEMY 9 Investigation and repair of significant building fabric Monday 7 May to Saturday 12 May 2018 The ‘Longford Academy’ is a 6-day program in conservation of traditional structures and building fabric, held at World Heritage inscribed Woolmers and … Continue reading

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LA Spring Workshop – 2 Sept 2017

In conjunction with the 2017 Longford Academy Spring Masterclass, the APT Australasia Chapter is pleased to announce a one-day workshop at Woolmers Estate on Saturday 2 September 2017.  This workshop will provide an opportunity for property owners and managers, and … Continue reading

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Longford Academy 2017 Spring Program

The APT Australasia Chapter has responded to the increased demand for participation at the annual Longford Academy with a new APT Longford Academy Spring Program to be held at Woolmers and Brickendon Estates, Tasmania, in late August 2016.  This will comprise three activities. LA Spring Masterclass for Wood Practitioners … 22-26 August 2016 A master class for […]

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“Are We Finished?” – People grounded in the traditions that made Melbourne marvellous

“Are We Finished?” – a two-day exploration of decorative finishing trades, techniques and conservation at Labassa and Rippon Lea, Victoria; 4-5 October 2016 Thirty tradespeople and heritage conservation professionals enjoyed two days of demonstrations, activities and discussions on specialist finishing trades … Continue reading

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