The City of Windsor Sculpture Park
Maintenance, Conservation and Appraisal Strategy
Summer 2014- 2015 will see Mandy Salter Art Consulting implement a number of long term maintenance and conservation strategies for the City of Windsor's Sculpture Park Collection
These recommendations had been made in 2012 by Mandy Salter Art Consulting and with the support of the Department of Recreation and Culture, City Council and with a generous endowment from the Odette Foundation, phase 1 was initiated.
The Assumption University Historical Art Collection
Over the past 400 years, works of art had been donated to Assumption University through generous donations from alumnae, faculty, and collectors. I found wonderful works inspired by faith and love.
There are maybe 50 objects which make the collection at the Assumption University. A shining and gorgeous 18th century Mother and Child. IT is exquisite and glows so beautifully. These are beautiful pieces individually but as a collection, their story tells so much more.
These works are now installed in the Hallway of the Offices on the second floor. An exquisite mosaic work of Esther Adelman, a Madonna with sparkling blue robes of iridescent glass. She glows and sparkles with beauty and lights as well.
The collection is an expression of the faith and love of the educational mission of Assumption University and serves as a potential resource for diverse academic departments, including the History of Art, Archaeology, Classics, Anthropology, Fine Arts, History, and Languages. Highlights of the fine art collection include a significant work by the modern French Canadian painter Andre Masson and a fine and very early 17th century French armoire in high relief.
The Assumption University Historical Art and Artifact Collection is now on permanent display within the second floor hallway, offices and public rooms of Assumption University and at the Presidents and Brothers Retreat Houses located at 2629 and 2675 Riverside Drive West, Windsor Ontario.
This project was realized with the generous and in kind contributions from the Arts, Culture and Heritage Fund, distributed by the City of Windsor’s Cultural Affairs Office.
National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Windsor
Made in American 1900-1950: Photographs from the National Gallery of Canada,
Mandy Salter Art Consulting was contracted to prepare research and condition reporting for the 180 iconic photographs in this exhibition. September 2012
City of Windsor, Recreation and Culture, 2013
Collection Management Project - The Francois Baby House Museum, Maintenance, Conservation and Appraisal Strategy, 5,000 objects. Mandy Salter Art Consulting was contracted to document, research and assess the Francois Baby House collection of historical art and artifacts.
City of Windsor, Community Museum, Francois Baby House
Cultural Property Donation Appraisal of War of 1812 British Ensign Flag, 2013