Saving Le Corbusier’s museums – Getty Conservation Institute launches special workshop; Kim Megson; cladglobal.com

Japan – The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) has announced it will prioritise the care and conservation of the only three museums designed by the legendary Le Corbusier.

As part of its Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative, the CGI will host two workshops in India, where two of the three museums are located – the Sanskar Kendra Museum in Ahmedabad and the Government Museum and Art Gallery in Chandigarh.

The third, the National Museum of Western Art, is in Tokyo, Japan.

The workshops – taking place from 4 to 6 February in Ahmedabad and concluding 8 February in Chandigarh – will include representatives from the Fondation Le Corbusier and all three museums.

They will focus on improving both architectural conservation and collections management for each building, and a public lecture and panel discussion will be held to discuss the issues in detail.

The three museums were designed by Le Corbusier in the 1950s and 1960s and were the only ones he completed during a prolific career.

Source: Saving Le Corbusier’s museums – Getty Conservation Institute launches special workshop | cladglobal.com

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