Jacksonville Public Art Assessment
EverGreene completed the maintenance on 24 of the City of Jacksonville’s public artworks and memorials as part of the Art in Public Places Program in 2019. EverGreene was able to use a conditions assessment from 2016 to put together budgets and treatment scopes for the 24 objects.
All cleaning, stabilization efforts, and aesthetic improvements followed the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) of Historic and Artistic Works guidelines of reversibility and minimal intervention, while still achieving the highest standards of treatment. Quality control was a key focus as there were many different works of art. Special focus was given to developing and instituting a strict set of standards and guidelines for documentation, as well as the prioritization of conditions and treatment recommendations. EverGreene was able to work with the client and their strict deadline to make sure everything was completed on time.
Following the cleaning and repairs, the City was provided with written documentation summarizing: the project objectives and scope of work; summaries of our findings and treatments; methods and materials used to complete the work; an excel spreadsheet presenting completed and required future maintenance and treatment; overall commentary on the object locations, display, and installation parameters; and recommendations for improvements.