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"Conserving the Yale Center for British Art" film recordings by Zach Bjork, 2016.

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The Yale Center for British Art, an iconic modern building in New Haven, Connecticut, designed by the American architect Louis I. Kahn to house Paul Mellon's extraordinary gift to Yale University, reopened to the public on May 11, 2016, after the completion of the third phase of a multi-year building conservation project. Led by Knight Architecture, LLC, this was the most complex building conservation work undertaken at the Center to date, comprising the entire structure, from roof to basement. It renewed the Center's public galleries, internal systems, spaces, and amenities, and provided an opportunity to reimagine and reinstall the Center's renowned collections of more than five centuries of British art.
This collection of recordings by Zack Bjork consists of the interviews, footage, music, and final twelve-minute film he created in conjunction with museum staff in 2016 about the conservation of the Yale Center for British Art. The documentary provides insight into the architecture of the Center's iconic building designed by Louis I. Kahn, the recently completed building conservation project, and the relationship of the building to the Center's permanent collections.
Subject Terms:
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
Art, British.
Kahn, Louis I., 1901-1974.
Yale Center for British Art.