Projects and Activities
Outdoor sculpture is by its nature especially prone to damage, and research on the treatment of this category of objects is greatly needed. To advance the conservation of outdoor sculpture, we are working in cooperation with conservators, paint chemists, paint applicators, and the artists' estates/foundations/studios.
One partnership is with the University Art Museum at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), which includes treatment of selected sculptures from the CSULB Outdoor Sculpture Collection, as well as organizing a 2015 conference: FAR-SITED: Creating and Conserving Art in Public Places.
Read more about Outdoor Sculpture, a component of the Modern and Contemporary Art Research Initiative.
Banner image: Mother Peace (1969-1970) by Mark di Suvero (steel painted orange). A gift of the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation Inc., collection of Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York. Reproduced courtesy the artist and Storm King Art Center.
Urban Conservation Planning in Southeast Asia
Since 2011, we have collaborated with two institutions in Malaysia, Think City (a division of Khazanah Nasional) and Badan Warisan Malaysia, to present a series of intensive, two-week courses on urban conservation planning. Although focused on Malaysian cities, these courses can be adapted for use by other countries in the region. The first two urban conservation planning courses occurred in George Town, Penang, in 2012 and 2013. The third course will be held in Kuala Lumpur in April 2015.
Read more about Urban Conservation Planning in Southeast Asia.