The next series of inter-related lectures are on stone conservation, tracing stone from initial extraction and placement in the building, to understanding their deterioration, to exploring options on cleaning and conservation work.

Recommended reading includes:

Curran, J. et al (2010) Stone by Stone: A Guide to Building Stone in the Northern Ireland Environment. Belfast. Appletree.
Verges-Belmin, V. [ed] (2008) Icomos-ISCS Illustrated Glossary on stone deterioration patterns.  ICOMOS. France.
FITZNER, B.& HEINRICHS, K. (2002): Damage diagnosis on stone monuments – weathering forms, damage categories and damage indices. In Prikryl, R. & Viles, H. A. (ed.): Understanding and managing stone decay, Proceeding of the International Conference “Stone weathering and atmospheric pollution network (SWAPNET 2001)”, 11-56, Charles University in Prague, The Karolinum Press.
Pavia, Sara & Bolton, Jason (2001) Stone Monuments Decay Study 2000: Assessment of the degree of erosion and degradation of stone monuments in the Republic of Ireland. Kilkenny: Heritage Council.
Pavia, Sara & Bolton, Jason (2000) Stone Brick and Mortar: Historical Use, Decay and Conservation of Building Materials in Ireland. Bray. Wordwell.