Eaves dropping on the Library roof



April 1, 2020

An update from up above.

I previously reported on the state of play with the National Art Library’s roof refurbishment project. Work has now been suspended but plenty of progress has been made up to this point.  So, for now, here are a few more photo’s to satisfy the roof enthusiasts (I know you’re out there!). I will post again when we know the revised completion date for the project, previously scheduled for May. We will have our ‘happily ever r-afters’ in the end!

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Temporary roof installed over sections 1 and 2 of the roof, January 2020
Newly laid felt and battens ready to receive new slates, March 2020
Section 1 of the roof – new glazing, new slates and fully reinstated refurbished timber casement windows, March 2020
Ongoing refurbishment of timber casement windows, March 2020

 

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April 1, 2020

I am the manager of the onsite information services in the Word & Image Department, including the National Art Library, the Prints & Drawings Study Room and the Blythe House...

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