Monumentum, Winter 2008
This edition of Monumentum closes one of our major projects, the restoration of the beautiful mid-eighteenth-century sculptures by John Cheere from the gardens of Queluz Palace in Portugal, marked by a six month-long exhibition at Tate Britain. It also opens our intervention to rescue Stowe. Stowe is the most important garden in the UK, the fountainhead of the Arcadian landscape which was arguably Britain’s greatest cultural influence on the global historic environment. At its heart presides the mansion, itself a building of outstanding architectural merit and on a truly palatial scale, but one which desperately needs support to halt its destruction by age and weather. This issue is a call to arms.