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December 11, 2012

Getty Conservation Institute Presents Yale Center for British Art by Louis I. Kahn: Planning for Conservation


Conservation Architects Peter Inskip and Stephen Gee discuss the conservation of Louis I. Kahn's Yale Center

Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center
Thursday, January 17, 2013, 7 p.m.


       

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Melissa Abraham
Getty Communications
(310) 440-6861
mabraham@getty.edu

Yale Center for British Art (Image: © Richard Caspole)


LOS ANGELES—Conservation Architects Peter Inskip and Stephen Gee, along with Constance Clement, deputy director of the Yale Center for British Art, will discuss the development of the conservation plan for the Yale Center in Yale Center for British Art by Louis I. Kahn: A Conservation Plan, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 17, at the Getty Center.

The Yale Center for British Art, one of the world's great museums and study centers, was designed by American architect Louis I. Kahn.  Since the building first opened in 1977, it has been regarded as one of Khan's greatest works, receiving the Twenty-Five Year Award from the American Institute of Architects in 2005.  As an architectural landmark, it has proven its sustained cultural value and contributed significantly to international twentieth-century heritage.

Peter Inskip and Stephen Gee, consulting conservation architects from the London-based firm of Peter Inskip + Peter Jenkins Architects Ltd, and Constance Clement, deputy director, Yale Center for British Art, will discuss their work and experience in the development of the conservation plan for the Yale Center.

In addition to considering the conservation of the building fabric, they will discuss current and emerging issues related to the growth and development of a vibrant institution housed in a significant late-twentieth-century building.

The publication Louis I. Kahn and the Yale Center for British Art: A Conservation Plan, (Yale University Press, 2012), which details the collaboration and conservation management plan, will be available for purchase at the event.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Peter Inskip co-founded Peter Inskip + Peter Jenkins Architects Ltd in 1972.  He also serves as a current member of the Architectural Panel of the National Trust and the World Monuments Fund, and the Building Committee for the Paul Mellon Center for British Art at Yale. Peter oversees all of the projects completed by the firm for the National Trust, as well as major restoration projects where existing and historic buildings have been developed for new uses and functions.

Stephen Gee is a director of Peter Inskip + Peter Jenkins Architects Ltd., with an interest in the conservation of modern and historic buildings and contemporary architecture. His work includes the Stowe Garden for the National Trust, for which he has been project architect since 1990, Moggerhanger House (Soane), Holkham Hall, Manchester City Art Gallery, Keble College, Green College, the ancient ruins of Fawsley and Greys Court, and Battersea Power Station.

Yale Center for British Art by Louis I. Kahn: A Conservation Plan
, is presented at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 17 in the Harold Williams Auditorium at the Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. Tickets are free; reservations are recommended. Visit www.getty.edu to make reservations or call (310) 440-7300.  Parking is $10 after 5 PM. 

 

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The J. Paul Getty Trust is an international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts that includes the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation. The J. Paul Getty Trust and Getty programs serve a varied audience from two locations:  the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Malibu.

The Getty Conservation Institute works internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts—broadly interpreted to include objects, collections, architecture, and sites. The Institute serves the conservation community through scientific research, education and training, model field projects, and the dissemination of the results of both its own work and the work of others in the field. In all its endeavors, the GCI focuses on the creation and delivery of knowledge that will benefit the professional conservation community through scientific research, education and training, model field projects, and the dissemination of the results of both its own work and the work of others in the field. In all its endeavors, the GCI focuses on the creation and delivery of knowledge that will benefit the professionals and organizations responsible for the conservation of the world's cultural heritage.

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