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Subject: Provisions for maintenance in contracts for public art

Provisions for maintenance in contracts for public art

From: Mark Rabinowitz <markrabinowitz>
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2002
Rebecca A. Rushfield <wittert [at] juno__com> writes

>Having become involved in a situation in which a site-specific
>sculpture on a college campus is in need of conservation work, but
>there are no funds available to perform that work, I wondered if
>anyone on the Distlist has knowledge of any case in which a
>provision for maintenance funds was included in either the original
>contract for a commissioned work of public art or in the acceptance
>agreement for a donation of an outdoor sculpture or other public
>work to an institution.

The New York City Parks Department has had a requirement in force
since 1985 that all new public art works given to the City include
an endowment adequate for funding on-going maintenance. Negotiations
for such funds must be put in place early in the donation process to
assure that the targeted budget for the art work includes the
endowment.  Funds are administrated through the departments office
of Art and Antiquities.

Mark Rabinowitz

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:61
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