Creator: Stan Reed
Introduction: The Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage has initiated a conservation programme to rehabilitate fifteen prioritised industrial heritage sites to a level where they can be preserved through routine maintenance. Næs Ironworks is the best preserved of the old Norwegian ironworks and is one of the prioritised sites. Næs has received funding for project work on several of the historic buildings as part of this programme. Due to extensive deterioration of timbers in the hammer forge, the axles of the three water wheel driven trip hammers, one of the hammer hafts and other timber elements have been replaced. The hammer forge is one of three buildings at Næs protected under Norwegian cultural heritage legislation. This paper will present the project work done in the hammer forge and discuss some of the practical and theoretical challenges encountered.
Reference: Stan Reed, ‘Recent conservation work in the hammer forge at Næs Ironworks Museum. Authentic fabric vs. function’, Big Stuff 2015
|Reed, Stan. (2015). Recent conservation work in the hammer forge at Næs Ironworks Museum. Authentic fabric vs. function. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4087403|