Friday, April 9, 2010
Detail of 1973 glazed ceramic tile mural by Dora De Larios. Compton Public Library, CA
Conservation treatment carried out by Rosa Lowinger in conjunction with Amy Green of Silverlake Conservation.
On April 14, I will be participating in the Getty Conservation Institute's public forum on conservation of architectural decorative surfaces. Finishing Touches: Conserving Wall Paintings and Other Architectural Surfaces will consist of three ten-minute lectures by panelists working on a range of architectural decorative surface issues. Moderated by Jeanne Marie Teutonico, Associate Director of the Getty Conservation Institute, the panel will include Professor Frank Matero of the University of Pennsylvania, who will speak on archeological sites, and Stephen Rickerby, a murals conservator in private practice, who will speak on painted murals in China's Mogao Caves and the tomb of Tutankhamem.
My presentation will focus on twentieth century non-painted decorative surfaces such as ceramic tile, mosaic, and terrazzo. I will particularly address the issues that arise when such elements must be removed and re-sited.
For more information or to make a reservation for the FREE forum, go to: