Caring for Outdoor Artworks in a Pandemic
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
12:30 p.m. EDT
About this Session
In this session, conservator Rosa Lowinger will speak about issues related to cleaning works of art in the time of COVID and present research she has conducted on the historical role of unauthorized interventions into works of public art (traditionally known as vandalism).
Rosa Lowinger, Rosa Lowinger & Associates
This session is a part of the 2020 Annual Convention and Public Art & Civic Design Conference.
Chief Conservator and CEO, Rosa Lowinger & Associates DBA RLA Conservation of Art + Architecture
Rosa Lowinger is Chief Conservator and CEO of RLA Conservation of Art + Architecture, a firm with offices in Miami and Los Angeles that serves the conservation needs of several dozen public art agencies nationwide. She is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, and 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’s career in public art conservation began in 1988 with the treatment of works at Philadelphia’s Independence Hall and continued with the first survey of public art for the City of Los Angeles in 1995. She presently serves as a consultant to over two-dozen public art agencies and the Getty Conservation Institute’s Outdoor Painted Sculpture Initiative, a forum that aims to codify the aesthetics and conservation protocols for care of painted sculpture. She is the author of Tropicana Nights: The Life and Times of the Legendary Cuban Nightclub (Harcourt, 2005).