Post-Sandy Cultural Recovery Facility Offering On-Site Conservation Help to Open in Brooklyn

Artists, collectors, and galleries still in the throes of Hurricane Sandy recovery now have at least one thing to look forward to this winter: The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) is opening a giant, temporary recovery center to help with the restoration of damaged art.

The 18,000 square foot space, located at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, will have volunteer conservators on-site to guide and assist those in need. They’re planning to begin moving in to the space next week, and will hopefully be able to begin assisting with restoration by the end of the week. Many details of the initiative are still to be determined, but the FAIC has plans to be in the space for at least three months, though they’ll stay longer if needed.

Updates on the cultural recovery facility to come.

— Sara Roffino

(Photo by Sara Roffino.)