Restoration of Eleja Manor Premises
NIKU, represented by conservator Susanne Kaun and architect Lars Jacob Hvinden-Haug, have visited our EEA partnership project in Latvia 2.-3. June 2015. There they also got the opportunity to visit the exceptionally beautiful restored palace Rundales.
Susanne and Lars Jacob held three lectures at the Zaļenieki Vocational School, for conservation assistant students: 1) Methods in Colour Analyses, 2) Orpiment, a historical pigment illustrated by the NIKU project at Hafsund hovedgård in Norway, 3) Turkish influence in European Architecture. The school is situated in the Zaļenieki manor house, which was built as a hunting lodge for the duke of Courland in 1768-1775, and is in itself a very interesting building.
NIKU, along with the project administrators, visited the teahouse and the fence in the park of the ruined Eleja manor, to be restored in this EEA project. The teahouse and the fence are is in a bad technical condition. NIKU’s representatives had the opportunity to discuss the project in situ with the contractor who will perform the work on the teahouse as well as the mural decorations.