Record Number : 80274 of 13452

Title : Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA)

Description :
This is the website of the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA), a registered charity, which has been working since 1991 to raise awareness among the public and the authorities of the rich heritage of monumental art of Britain from all periods by encouraging cooperation among concerned individuals and supporting conservation and education projects. The society founded the National Recording Project (NRP) to catalogue every piece of public sculpture in the British Isles, including architectural decoration, and to create both a permanant digital archive and a series of regional monographs (the Public Sculpture of Britain series published by Liverpool University Press). The online database contains thousands of entries (many with photographs) of notable public sculpture arranged by region with a user friendly selection of images on the main PMSA page. The resource includes a selection of the various projects supported by the society (including the production of a handbook for the use individuals and groups responsible for the preservation not just of sculptures but archives and studio remains of artists). The Save our Sculpture initiative uses a series of regional cases studies to highlight the constant threat to the sculptural heritage of towns and cities around Britain and encourages local individuals and groups to get involved in the conservation movement. The website also provides membership details and information about society events. There are also links to the websites of other public art organisations. This resource will benefit art and architectural historians as well as archaeologists and social historians interested in the relationship between monuments and public memory. Images from the resource are additionally deposited with the Visual Arts Data Service (VADS).


Controlled Keywords : sculpture -- Great Britain; Monuments -- Great Britain; Ireland; United Kingdom; preservation; public art; environments (sculpture); sculpture; obelisks; monuments; statues; equestrian statues; figures (representations); heads (representations); buildings; banks (buildings); historic buildings; markets (buildings); public buildings; religious buildings; parks (recreation areas); engravings; metal; boundary stones; stone; neon sculpture; lamps (lighting devices); lighting; fountains; drinking fountains; walls; ponds; lakes; steel; stainless steel; sundials; birds; memorials; war memorials; plinths; figureheads; inscriptions; animals; portraits; people; queens (people); kings (people); milestones; mining; marble; weather; weathervanes; sports; murals; mothers; children (people by age group); mosaics; maze gardens; mermaids; obelisks; concrete; wood; granite; clock towers; clocks; towers (single built works); towns; royalty; lifeboatmen; life cycles; collieries; busts; troughs; seats (furniture components); seating; pumps (machinery); pillars; arches; anchors (watercraft equipment); commemorations; allegorical figures (representations); allegories; benches; shelters; gateways; bronze; copper; dragons (mythical creatures); reliefs; railings; landmarks; seas; fishes; crosses (objects); houses; gates; bridges (built works); waymarkers; plaques (flat objects); market crosses; graves; angels; families; town halls; schools; opera houses; saints; friezes (ornamental bands); carving; hands (representations); boats; roundels; industry; medallions (ornament areas); Welsh; Scottish; English; British; Victorian monuments; documenting; conservation; Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA); public sculpture;

Language : eng;

Period : 16th Century; 17th Century; 18th Century; 19th Century; 20th Century (1900 - 1945); 20th Century (1946 - 1999); 2000 - present;

Geographic Name : British Isles

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