Conservation of Wall Paintings, Murals and Street Art – An International Perspective
Free Public Lecture
Elisabeth Murdoch Theatre A
T: (03) 8344 0354
Will Shank and Antonio Rava are highly experienced conservators who work on large scale artworks all over the world. They are visiting Melbourne to consult on the complex conservation issues of the Collingwood Keith Haring Mural. They will speak about the technical, ethical and community issues in the conservation of indoor wall paintings, murals and street art. Examples of artworks they have worked on in the USA, Italy, Spain, other parts of Europe, China and Cambodia will be discussed as well as Will’s work with the Rescue Public Murals initiative.
This promises to be a fascinating presentation which will be of interest to conservators, heritage professionals, architects, art historians and students.
This is a joint event organised by the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Melbourne, the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials (AICCM) and Australia International Council on Monuments and Sites (AICOMOS).
Antonio Rava and Will Shank are supported by the Victorian State Government’s Living Heritage Grant for the Keith Haring Mural at the Collingwood Arts Precinct.
Image: Tuttomondo, Keith Haring, 1989. Pisa, Italy. Photo: Dr. Lorenzo Pardini ©Keith Haring Foundation. Used by permission, all rights reserved. This mural was conserved in 2011 by Antonio Rava, Will Shank and others.