Basics in Addressing Damaged Public Artworks

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Natural disasters can come in many forms and include wind, rain and fire and present a host of problems for a public art collection. So, what do you do when your faced with damaged artwork, but don’t have immediate access to professional services? In this webinar, we hear from professional public art conservator Rosa Lowinger on tips and tricks to help maintain a damaged artwork until help arrives, albeit by artist or conservator.

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Rosa Lowinger, President, Rosa Lowinger & Associates

Rosa Lowinger is President and Chief Conservator of RLA Conservation, Inc. a firm with offices in Miami and Los Angeles that serves the conservation needs of numerous public art agencies and outdoor sculpture collections.  A Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, she was the 2008-09 Rome Prize Fellow in Conservation at the American Academy in Rome where she conducted a pilot project researching the history of vandalism to public art and public space. Rosa serves as a consultant to the Getty Conservation Institute’s Modern Painted Sculpture Initiative, and was guest conservator lecturer for the Americans for the Arts Acumulation + Action Values Assessment online course in May 2014,; a panelist for Far Sited: Creating and Conserving Art in Public Places, a symposium held in October 2015 at California State University at Long Beach; and a speaker on disaster recovery for outdoor sculpture collections at the 2017 American Society of Appraisers conference in Houston.  She lectures frequently on public art and conservation and is the author of Tropicana Nights: The Life and Times of the Legendary Cuban Nightclub (Harcourt, 2005).



Patricia Walsh, Public Art Programs Manager, Americans for the Arts


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