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Civic Art Baseline Inventory

District
All County
Phase
Underway

Project Description

The Arts Commission is responsible for updating and maintaining the County civic art inventory and to make the information accessible to County staff and the public. Planning for a comprehensive baseline inventory commenced in FY 14-15. Site visits began in April 2015, concluded in January 2017 and covered 825 County properties. Staff discovered over 1,500 art assets previously not catalogued. Currently staff is finalizing the artworks to be accessioned and the project conservator is finalizing reports detaling condition assessments and cost estimates for repairs. The mission of the inventory is to alert departmental contacts of the art assets in their facilities, provide maintenance guidelines and flag art assets in need of critical repairs. This inquiry into the civic art assets on County properties will provide the necessary documentation to launch the next steps of ensuring the continued access of the County’s artistic and cultural resources.