Post-War Public Art

    SubTitle

    Protection, Care and Conservation
    Post-War Public Art large image 1
        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        5 Sep 2016
        10462719
        10462719

        Main Summary

          Public art can be enjoyed by us all. Everyone can play a part in valuing and caring for it. This guidance is aimed at anyone who manages or has responsibility for post-war public art, including local authorities, charitable bodies, community groups, heritage professionals and custodians. Public art is defined here as fixed artworks which members of the public are able to access and enjoy, in public, semi-public or privately owned public space, whether outdoors or indoors.

          This document outlines good practice on the care and management of post-war public art, including regular maintenance and planned conservation work. It sets out the different ways that the best of our public art can be identified and protected and the statutory duties that relate to its ownership and care. Key principles include a clear understanding of ownership and lines of responsibility; inclusive and transparent decision making; regular condition checks to detect potential sources of harm; and engaging the public in valuing and caring for public art.

          Additional Information

          Author

          Geraint Franklin

          Author Information

          is an Investigator at Historic England

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          297mm

          Number of Illustrations

          23

          Number of Pages

          40

          ISBN

          9781848024052

          Contents

            Introduction
            Definitions
            First principles
            Historical summary
            Vulnerabilities
            Care and conservation
            Indentification and designation
            Relocation
            Interpretation and engagement
            Bibliography
            Appendix
            Where to get advice
            Acknowledgements


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