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RLACA Director Harriet Irgang Alden Assessing Affected Paintings at the FAIC Cultural Recovery Center in Brooklyn



The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) is now operating the Cultural Recovery Center (CRC) in Brooklyn, NY.  The CRC is offering space and helping owners of artworks damaged as a result of Superstorm Sandy. The CRC offers volunteer assistance and work space to galleries, collectors, and artists. The goal is not to provide free conservation treatment, but to provide guidance and assistance in the cleaning and stabilization of art and cultural materials. 



Artists and others in need of assistance are invited to contact the Cultural Recovery Center by phone: 718-757-2140 or by email: Information about the size of the collection, type of objects, and damage will be collected in order to ensure that appropriate space, equipment, and expertise will be available. Space at the CRC is limited, so all works must be received by appointment only.

The Cultural Recovery Center is located on 33rd Street in Brooklyn, in the Industry City at Bush Terminal facilities, near the 36th Street stop on the D, N, or R lines. Normal operating hours are 9-5, Monday through Friday.