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"The Sea & Poison" was Goat Island's sixth full-length piece.

goat island archive—we have discovered the performance by making it, an exhibit and accompanying performances which pay homage to the performance ar

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Abdul Mubeen and Mohammed Shafeeq’s house after renovation. (Photo: Architectural Heritage Division, INTACH)

Conservation architect at the Architectural Heritage Division of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) and alum Malvika Bajaj Saini (MS 2000) was part of a team working on a pilot conservation project in the weaver cluster of Chanderi, India.

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A look at the Sidney R. Yates Gallery which has been made to feel like Goat Island’s Lincoln Park-based church gym rehearsal space.

Associate Professor of Historic Preservation and cocurator of goat island archive—we have discovered the performance by making it, 

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Since 2006, the Historic Preservation Department at SAIC has partnered with Landmarks Illinois in a comprehensive survey of recent past, non-residential resources of Suburban Cook County.  Begun under Jim Peters and continued by Eiliesh Tuffy and Charlie Pipal, the survey catalogues a largely unheralded collection of buildings, monuments, signs and structures which are vanishing from our landscape and collective memory.

SAIC Shows

Beginning March 9, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, kicks off a host of exciting year-end even

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Lost, forgotten, and saved — Chicago’s historic buildings encounter various fates in their lifetime and their stories are constantly evolving. This panel discussion took place on Wednesday, February 13th in SAIC's Ballroom and was moderated by Anne Sullivan (SAIC's Chair of Historic Preservation).

SAIC was named the top producer of Fulbright US Students for special focus four-year institutions for 2018–19 with six awardees, reports the Chronicle of Higher Education

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"When I bought my home in 2013, I set out to accomplish two goals: 1. to experience, first hand, the process of restoring a historic home and 2. to create a comfortable home big enough to contain the large number of treasures I had amassed from family members over the years."

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On December 7, 2018, SAIC’s Historic Preservation Department hosted a hands-on workshop on decorative gilding.  The session, hosted in SAIC’s 15th floor lab classroom at 116 South Michigan Avenue, was sponsored by the Association for Preservation Technology - Western Great Lakes Chapter.  

Historic Preservation alum Jill Tuinier (MS 2011) was recently featured in a story by Grotto Network titled "Restoring Beauty to Old Buildings."

Art in Chicago: A History from the Fire to Now, a new book tells the history of visual art in Chicago from before the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 to

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SAIC community members are once again an integral part of this year's EXPO CHICAGO, Chicago's international exposition of contemporary and modern art.

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