Where the Structure and Associated Features (Interiors, Gardens, Outdoor Sculpture) Are Major Components of the Collection Program Chair, Building Museums Symposium 2007, Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, Washington, D.C., February 23,…
Mark holds decades of experience in the assessment, testing and treatment of major historic and artistic works in the US, Canada and the Caribbean. First trained as a sculptor, he has worked on preservation of monuments, sculptures, historic structures, fountains, industrial artifacts, historic sites and collections.
Significant projects include assessments of the Carnegie Library, Washington, DC, assessment the Atlantis Space Shuttle and A-12 CIA spy plane, the assessment of the Egyptian Obelisk in New York City, treatments of bronze and marble at the US Capitol US, Dept of Commerce and US Supreme Court buildings, treatments of iron and aluminum at the US Dept. of Justice building, treatment of stone of the West Block of the Canadian Houses of Parliament., assessments and treatments of the Grant, Lincoln, and WWI Memorials on the National Mall, conservation of monuments in Arlington and other National Cemeteries around the country, restoration of major elements of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall, conservation of works for the Brooklyn, Metropolitan Museums in NYC the Smithsonian Institute and National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, Crystal Bridges Museum, Morse Museum, the Biltmore Estate, Rockefeller’s Kykuit, Doris Duke’s Rough Point, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens and hundreds of other Federal, State and Local sites throughout North America.
Mark is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI, He holds a degree Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture and worked as a sculptor for the first sixteen years of his career. Mark is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) and Fellow of the American Academy in Rome.
Maintenance & Collections Care For Museums
Gilding the Sherman Memorial
Gilding at the Smithsonian, Washington, DC September 23, 2006 Author: Mark Rabinowitz This is not a review of a conservation treatment per se. I was not a party to the…
The New York Public Library Statuary–Marble Deterioration & Conservation 12th International Congress on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone Columbia University, New York, NY Authors: Mark Rabinowitz & John Carr…
An Ever Evolving Conservation Collaboration
Fountain Conservation Fundamentals July 10–11, 2013–Kansas City, MO Author: Mark Rabinowitz Fountain conservation requires treating historic elements within an active and public environment whose operational needs may directly conflict with…
Central Park Masonry Arch Restoration Program
American Institute for Conservation, Objects Group, Norfolk, VA, 1995 Author: Mark Rabinowitz In the 1980’s, the Central Park Conservancy began the project of restoring the 33 masonry arches that are…
Conservation of American Zinc Sculpture
Authors: Mark Rabinowitz & Carol Grissom From the mid-1850s through the early 20th century zinc statues proliferated in the United States, with a few even dedicated after World War II.…
Aluminum: History, Technology, and Conservation
Published by the Smithsonian EverGreene is proud to announce the publication of a new volume of “Smithsonian Contributions to Museum Conservation” series that brings together papers presented at the first-ever…