Mosaic Preservation & Care

Emily Sottile Director of the Sacred Space Studio
May 2, 3:45–4:45pm & 5–6pm ET
2023 Conference For Catholic Facility Management
Baltimore, MD

Be sure to plan ahead and attend Emily’s discussion on Mosaic Preservation & Care (Track BAL2309A).

Course Description 
Stewardship of the patrimony of the church is a tall order. Knowing how to safely care for mosaics and other works of art depends on a variety of factors. This session will discuss types of mosaics, identifying problems, knowing when to call in an expert, and how to safely clean materials for in-house maintenance.

4 AIA Learning Objectives

  • Identify different types of mosaics and composition material
  • Learn about various building construction factors and how they impact conditions
  • Learn about typical sealants/coatings historically used to protect/treat mosaics (silicone, polyurethane, and wax are common sealants)
  • Learn about basic maintenance procedures

Anticipated AIA Continuing Education System (“CES”) Credits: 1.0 Learning Units (“LU”)

Please get in touch with Emily if you’re interested in scheduling a meeting!