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Newsletter, January 2009 (Issue 174)

Archive of Public Sculpture

A fascinating document is now available on the web, recording all public monuments and sculpture in Norfolk and Suffolk. The project, promoted by the University of East Anglia and the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association, received funding from the Heritage Lottery Commission and was co-ordinated by Richard Cocke in Norwich. Ipswich Society members assisted in the local recording and were enthusiastic hosts to Richard and his photographer wife, Sarah, on their initial visit to the town as they took copious notes on sculpture and snapped numerous sculptural details. A total of 85 sites in Ipswich are listed - an impressive number, although Norwich has the edge on us! Users of the website will find a photograph of each item plus a wealth of detail on such matters as materials, surface condition and iconography. Fascinating reading for a winter evening!

Pat Grimwade

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