Fall 2014

Vol 6, Issue 2

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Fence Embroidery with Embellishment

Welcome to PAD’s Fall 2014 newsletter!

Public art has been in the news of late, with the award of a MacArthur fellowship to Rick Lowe, the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize to Maya Lin, and the recent promotion of longtime public art advocate and author, Tom Finkelpearl as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. He will be honored by PAD this year with our annual award for outstanding contribution to the field. In the meantime check the College Art Association website for details of the meeting in New York City, February 11-14, 2015, where PAD will also host a panel co-chaired by Cher Krause Knight and Harriet F. Senie titled “Museums and Public Art: Coexistence or Collaboration,” exploring the evolution of this changing relationship.

by Natasha Khandekar

Recently, I had the opportunity to interview my husband and colleague, Narayan Khandekar. Narayan has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Melbourne University and a Post-graduate Diploma in the Conservation of Easel Paintings from the Courtauld Institute of Art. He has worked at the Hamilton Kerr Institute, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University; Melbourne University Gallery; and the Museum Research Laboratory, Getty Conservation Institute. He is currently Senior Conservation Scientist in the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard Art Museums and Lecturer on the History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University.