Kurt Schwitters' last Merzbau: The Elterwater Merz Barn

MERZ BARN CONSERVATION WORKSHOPS

Architect Andrew Shepherd led a five day workshop programme at Cylinders planning a temporary pavilion at the Merz Barn.

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Architect Andrew Shepherd (seated centre) with some of the Merz Barn conservation workshop participants today.

Groups of young architects, artists and writers took part, staying in the TOC H bunkbarn by the river at Chapel Stile, and thoroughly enjoying the opportunities for working outdoors.

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Workshop with Dominic Sagar, tutor at the Manchester School of Architecture

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Planning session at Cylinders: architect Andrew Shepherd with Ian Hunter, discussing the current programme of renovations, and future possibilities for the Merz Barn site.

The visit gave Andrew Shepherd, the chief architect for the Merz Barn project for nearly ten years now, a chance to meet and advise the contractors carrying out the conservation work, and also (above) to go over and refine the whole project with Ian Hunter.

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The site where Kurt Schwitters created his last great Merz artwork

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