The Watts Towers, a U.S. National Historic Landmark in Los Angeles, are a work of art created by Italian immigrant Sabato Rodia between 1921 and 1954. Since 2011 the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has worked to formulate a preservation and maintenance protocol for the Towers and provided daily preservation maintenance. Schweri discusses LACMA’s recent conservation efforts and how its project, in which local hiring has been an important feature, has contributed to local economic well-being and provided training opportunities for community members. Her poster furthermore explores some ideas for future preservation-related outreach and local investment.
This is the abstract of a poster to be presented at 'The impact of cross-disciplinary conservation on social development', the UCL Institute of Archaeology Annual Conference 2014.
The conference will be held Friday and Saturday, 16 & 17 May 2014, at the UCL Institute of Archaeology in Lecture Theatre G6 from 8:30 to 18:00. Conference posters will be on display all day Friday in room 612.
You can book your tickets here!