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Chicago Area Conservation Group

From: Craig Deller <craig>
Date: Monday, May 21, 2001
The Chicago Area Conservation Group will hold two meetings in June.

Preserving the Baha'i Temple for One Thousand Years
Architectural Conservator Erik Anderson
Baha'i House of Worship, Wilmette, Illinois
June 14, 2001
6 pm

    The Baha'i House of Worship in Wilmette, IL was built between
    1920 to 1953 and is the oldest standing Baha'i Temple in the
    world. The Temple currently has the luxury of a staff of nine
    dedicated to the preservation of the structure and its
    landscaping. The mandate of the Temple Conservation office is to
    preserve the Temple for one thousand years. There are two
    projects currently underway:

    One is the creation of a conservation master plan and
    development of a long-term preventative conservation /
    maintenance program which includes a yearly and summer
    internship program.

    The second project is a restoration of the gardens and
    replacement of the steps and terrace that surround the building.
    The presentation will include a short construction history
    including the involvement of the architect, Louis Bourgeois and
    the craftsmanship of John Earley Studios who also built Fountain
    of Time currently under conservation near the University of
    Chicago campus. .

    Erik Anderson is the Architectural Conservator for the Baha'i
    House of Worship in Wilmette, IL. He was on track to a career in
    objects conservation when he received his B.S. in Chemistry and
    minor in Museum Studies at Beloit College. He converted to
    architectural conservation while working summers on restoration
    projects at the Baha'i Temple. He received his M.S. in Historic
    Preservation at Columbia University in the City of New York in
    1999. He has worked on historic sites in Uganda, Ukraine, and in

    Everyone is invited to join us at the Baha'i House of Worship,
    Thursday evening at 6 pm for refreshments, tour and
    presentation. We will meet in the Visitors Center in the lower
    level of the House of Worship.

    Directions: The House of Worship is located at 100 Linden Ave
    right off of Sheridan Road in Wilmette. By El train, take the
    purple line to Linden and walk three blocks east on Linden Ave.
    From HWY 94 take the Lake Ave east exit 34 and go east until it
    hits Sheridan Rd and go right (south), then turn right onto
    Linden Ave just south of the property. From Lake Shore Drive, go
    north on Sheridan and follow its serpentine path all the way
    through Evanston past Northwestern University until you come up
    to Wilmette and then look to the left where a large domed
    building looms over the houses. Take a left on the brick road
    called Linden Ave. There is parking on Linden Ave and in our
    parking lot just before the bridge.

    To RSVP please contact

        Wendy Leeds
        leeds [at] deller__com

The Impact of Modern Paints
Dr. Thomas Learner
The Art Institute of Chicago
Tuesday, June 26th

    Dr. Thomas Learner is a conservation scientist and conservator
    of 20th century paintings at the Tate, London. His recent book,
    New Art in The 1960's and 1970's, discusses the impact of modern
    commercial paints on art from this period. During this time
    artists explored alternatives to oil paint exploiting their
    distinct handling and optical properties. Many of these paints
    were never intended for artist's use.

    The lecture will introduce the main types of 'modern' paints and
    examine their use and properties by considering the paintings in
    the Tate Collection. Influential artists from Britain and
    America--Peter Blake, Patrick Caulfield, Richard Hamilton, David
    Hockney, John Hoyland, Roy Leichtenstein, Morris Louis, Bridget
    Riley, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol--used at least one of these
    new types of paint during the 1960's, often as a means of
    achieving a visual effect that would have been almost impossible
    to achieve with traditional oils.

    The conservation department of the Art Institute of Chicago will
    host a reception with the lecturer prior to the talk in the
    Kraft Center Picnic room. The Kraft Center is located downstairs
    from the Michigan Avenue lobby, and next to Price Auditorium
    where Mr. Learner will speak at 6pm. The museum is open free on
    Tuesday until 8:30pm.

Craig Deller
The Deller Conservation Group, Ltd.
Geneva, Illinois  USA
Conservation Services for Historic Furniture and Objects

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:63
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Received on Monday, 21 May, 2001

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