Free Special Event:
A Case Study in Mural Conservation
Brand Library - Glendale, CA
December 4, 2013 2:00-5:00pm
Presentation, Reception & Tour
Participants will earn 2 AIA Units!
This sneak peak at a mural preservation project at the historic Brand Library will compare preservation and re-creation of historic painted murals. Participants will discover how existing documentation of historic painted murals guides the development of preservation/re-creation plan, and how the process of on-site investigation and discovery is used to modify the initial plan. The process of identifying and planning for mural conservation/re-creation contingencies will also be explored. The techniques used in the preservation/re-creation of murals will be identified.
You Will Learn How To:
- Use historic documents to develop a restoration plan
- Adjust a restoration plan based on site discovery and investigation
- Develop a contingency plan for restoration work
- Interpret clues in determining missing historic fabric
Viviana Dominguez, Art Conservator, AIC Professional - Spectra Company
Carolyn Flemming, Administrator/Building Projects - Brand Library
Debra Gerod, FAIA, LEED AP - Gruen Associates
The presentation will be followed by a reception and tour of the historic library from 4:00-5:00pm.
This event is FREE of charge and registration information can be found at californiapreservation.org.
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Hallidie Curtain Wall Tour and Happy Hour
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WCAPT toured the restored glass curtain wall of the Hallidie Building (ca. 1918) June 27th. The curtain wall, one of the earliest of its type in the USA, was designed by architect Willis Polk. Speakers Annie Lo (McGinnis Chen Associates) and Bruce Albert (The Albert Group). Happy Hour at the Pied Piper in the Palace Hotel followed. All agreed a very successful tour!
The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) is a cross - disciplinary, membership organization dedicated to promoting the best technology for conserving historic structures and their settings. Membership in APT provides exceptional opportunities for networking and the exchange of ideas. APT members, who hail from more than 30 countries, include preservationists, architects, engineers, conservators, consultants, contractors, craftspersons, curators, developers, educators, historians, landscape architects, students, technicians, and other persons directly involved in the application of methods and materials to maintain, conserve, and protect historic structures and sites for future use and appreciation. The international, interdisciplinary character of APT - with its outstanding publications, conferences, training courses, awards, student scholarships, regional chapters, and technical committees - makes it the premier worldwide network for anyone involved in the field of historic preservation.