Penitentiary Conservation Project subject of next Port Arthur Talk

April 14, 2014


Come along to the next Port Arthur Talk to find out what is involved in saving one of Tasmania’s most recognisable built structures so that it will be available to be visited and studied for generations to come. This talk will be held in the Asylum Hall.

One of Tasmania’s most recognisable landmarks, the Penitentiary at Port Arthur, is being conserved in a project costing more than $7 million. Expected to take around ten months, the project seeks to ensure the structural integrity of the Penitentiary for future generations

Michael Pender will outline the Penitentiary Precinct Conservation Project. The presentation will provide an overview of the multidisciplinary project planning, the unique considerations which drove the structural design solution and the conservation and interpretive works which have been incorporated within the project.

Michael is the Director of HPA Projects, based in Sydney. He has extensive experience in heritage projects throughout Australia and internationally.

Wednesday 16 April 2014 at 5.30pm at the Asylum, Port Arthur Historic Site – enter via the side door near the cafe at the rear

For more information call +61 (0)3 6251 2324

Conservation work in progress at Port Arthur's Penitentiary

Conservation work in progress at Port Arthur’s Penitentiary

Conservation work in progress at Port Arthur's Penitentiary