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

. December 31, 2012

Getty Conservation Institute Presents Yale Center for British Art by Louis I. Kahn. Planning for Conservation on January 17, 2013 at 7 p.m.


Yale Center for British Art Image: © Richard Caspole

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.

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.

More information at www.getty.edu.

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