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Lecture on public murals

From: Chantal-Helen Thuer <c_thur<-at->
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The ICON Paintings Group invite you to a talk given by Will Shank
(Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Rescue Public Murals, A Program of
Heritage Preservation)

"Up the Wall:  The multi-disciplinary approach of Rescue Public
Grand Robing Room
Freemason's Hall,
60 Great Queen Street
London WC2B 5AZ
Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Doors open at 6pm talk begins at 6.30pm prompt

Close to both Covent Garden and Holborn Tube Stations

    ICON members: UKP10
    non- members: UKP15

Please register by sending your name and stating if you are an ICON
member.  Your name must be on the security list no later than
Friday, 26 April 2013

Free wine and cheese inc. in price of ticket


    Clare Finn
    +44 20 7937 1895

Acrylic paint has been used for painting on exterior walls for
murals in the United States and elsewhere since the 1960s as a means
of social expression.  But until the formation of Rescue Public
Murals in 2006 it was a little understood phenomenon.  The rapid
deterioration of outdoor contemporary murals has become a cause of
concern in the worlds of both art history and social history.
Rescue Public Murals, managed by Heritage Preservation in
Washington, DC, has undertaken a nation-wide inventory of these
murals in the United States.  The program also serves as an advocacy
group for endangered works, and as such it has paired conservators
with artists and the communities who care about public murals, in an
effort to understand and halt or slow the aging process of these
large, but vulnerable, works of art.  In addition, Rescue Public
Murals offers advice, through its "Best Practices" web page, to
muralists, building owners, and public art managers, about the
latest thinking on materials and techniques of mural painting.  It
is hoped this multi-disciplinary approach will be applicable to a
wide range of conservation challenges and disciplines.

Will Shank, co-founder and co-chair of Rescue Public Murals, has
lectured and published widely on the special conservation needs of
contemporary outdoor murals.  He was trained at the Villa Schifanoia
in Florence, at the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University,
and at the Harvard University Art Museums.  Formerly Chief
Conservator at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Will
was a Fulbright Scholar and Getty Fellow in 1995 at Tate, where he
undertook a study with Tate staff on the aging of 1960s color field
paintings.  His exhibition, "A Hidden Picasso" was presented at the
Museo Guggenheim Bilbao during the 2004 I.I.C. Conference.   During
his time as the Booth Family Fellow at the American Academy in Rome,
he held an honorary fellowship at ICCROM, where he researched
world-wide policies on the care of modern and contemporary murals.
In 2010 the American Institute for Conservation awarded him its
Advocacy Award for distinguished achievement in conservation.

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