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Lecture on conservation of public sculpture

From: Megan Dennis <mdennis>
Date: Friday, May 26, 2000
Love, The Thinker and William Penn
Conservation of Philadelphia's Public Sculpture
Free Public Lecture at WHYY's Technology Center on
Independence Mall
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Thursday, June 8, 2000
7:30-9 pm

The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic
Works (AIC) is proud to present the eleventh annual public lecture,
Love, The Thinker and William Penn: Conservation of Philadelphia's
Public Sculpture, which will be given jointly by Andrew Lins, Carol
Clark Lawrence and Margot Berg.  The lecture, which is free and open
to the public, will be held in the Independence Foundation Civic
Space in the new Technology Center of WHYY, Inc., Thursday June 8,
at 7:30 p.m.  The lecture is offered in conjunction with AIC's 28th
Annual Meeting, June 8-13, at the Adams Mark Hotel in Philadelphia.

The parks, plazas and streets of Philadelphia are home to one of the
largest collections of city owned public sculpture in the United
States.  Additionally, Philadelphia actively commissions new work
through its Percent for Art Program. Since 1959, more than 200 works
of art have been commissioned through this program.  The survival of
these works of art through advanced planning, conservation and
maintenance requires a tremendous combined effort on the part of
city staff, professionals working for various local arts
institutions, and private individuals and companies.

The lecture will focus on the care of Philadelphia's public
sculpture and will be discussed from three perspectives.  Andrew
Lins, Chairman of the Conservation Department, Philadelphia Museum
of Art, will describe the art, craft and science involved in the
conservation treatment of several local sculptures, including
Rodin's Thinker and Calder's William Penn on top of City Hall. Carol
Clark Lawrence, Acting Director, City of Philadelphia, Office of
Arts and Culture, will outline the steps for survival now being
taken prior to commissioning new art, as well as the ways in which
the public can get involved with the care of a favorite or
neighborhood sculpture.  Margot Berg, Public Art Program
Coordinator, Office of Arts and Culture's Public Art Office, will
highlight recent and current conservation projects to clean, repair
and even relocate public sculpture.

AIC is the national membership organization of over 3,300
professional conservators dedicated to preserving our nation's
cultural heritage for future generations.  AIC welcomes the
attendance of Philadelphia art, culture and history aficionados to
the lecture, which will feature illustrative slides and the
opportunity for questions from the audience.  WHYY's Technology
Center is located at 150 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania--right off of Independence Mall.  Please call AIC at
202-452-9545 if you have any questions about the lecture or the
Annual Meeting.

Megan M. Dennis
Marketing Manager
American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works
1717 K Street, NW - Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
Fax: 202-452-9328

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:60
                   Distributed: Friday, May 26, 2000
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Received on Friday, 26 May, 2000

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