The International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art – North America has launched a project this summer to document all of the Tony Smith outdoor artworks around the world using Wikipedia and Flickr, two free web-based resources. This is part of INCCA-NA’s “Artist Research Project” for which Smith was chosen as the inaugural artist in part with recognition of his 100th birthday this September.
No doubt, many of you visit or even work for institutions that have Tony Smith sculptures on view, and you could help create up-to-date documentation of all of the sculptures in the world. Here’s a link to the list of his sculptures so you can find one near you, and here’s a link to a page in Wikipedia that provides good instructions on how to write a Wikipedia article about a Tony Smith outdoor sculpture.
Please get involved and help us document all of his outdoor artworks in recognition of one of US’ most-renowned artists!
I’m always happy to be talking about WikiProject Public Art. This time I discuss how it might be applied to help document contemporary public artworks in the International Council of Museum’s (ICOM) Modern Materials Working Group Newsletter. Download the newsletter here.
I was thrilled to discuss my conservation work at the Indianapolis Museum of Art with Jeffrey Inscho at Static Made for this week’s Podcast. In this podcast I discuss technology and conservation at the IMA, and also chat about my work in Wikipedia. I’ll be giving a presentation about WikiProject Public Art at the upcoming American Institute for Conservation’s Annual Meeting in Albuquerque next week, which has the theme Connecting to Conservation: Outreach and Advocacy.
Go have a listen and give us some feedback!