Public Art Collections Assessment and Conservation Plan
As part of the City of Calgary’s division of Arts and Culture, the Public Art Collection is committed to acquiring great public art that impacts the urban landscape and transforms the way people interact and experience the city.
Their collection consists of over 1,300 indoor and outdoor artworks showcasing the creative talents of local and international artists, presented in a wide range of media including paintings, photography, prints, drawings, ceramics, glass, fibre, sculpture, mixed media, multimedia, and installations.
Conservation Solutions (CSI) was contracted to carry out condition assessments of the City’s current artworks and develop am over-arching Conservation Plan including; recommendations for treatment and maintenance, display and handling, storage, and exhibition parameters.
CSI worked directly with City of Calgary staff to provide additional support and guidelines to be applied existing and new acquisitions, implemented as part of their active public art program.