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Inventory of works of art integrated to architecture

Mural by artist Claude Théberge at Joseph-François-Perrault school, 1966.

This inventory will allow the identification of the works of art, their location (inside or outside the schools) and their documentation (materials, size, artist, etc.). An assessment of their state of conservation will also be provided to the Montreal School Board as well of an evaluation of their heritage value. This information will be stored in a database that will assist building managers in their decisions regarding physical interventions to the schools.

Research team:

Claudine Déom, Danielle Doucet (Adjunct Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal), Laure Émery (student and now graduate of the Masters program in Conservation of the Built Environment).

Since 2000, this research partnership between the School of Architecture at the Université de Montréal (then taken over by the Chair in 2006) focuses on the conservation of the architecture of the schools of the Commission scolaire de Montréal. The research results aim at guiding the physical interventions at the schools with regard to the conservation of their specific architectural characteristics. In 2007, the Guide d’interventions architecturales pour les édifices scolaires was published and a publication on Art Deco architecture and the schools in 2010. Both are available (in French) on the CSDM website.