ICA is Moving!

A message from ICA Executive Director Julie Reilly - 2020-10-5

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WHAT HAPPENED AT THE ICA?

After nearly two decades in Cleveland's Hingetown neighborhood, ICA is moving to a new home. ICA's leadership has been increasingly aware of the need for additional conservation laboratory space for oversized objects and improved accessibility for our visitors, students, clients, and staff. We will be selling our beloved historic Vitrolite building at 2915 Detroit Avenue. We are in negotiations to lease space in the Astrup Awning Company building, at West 25th and Castle Streets, that is under renovation to become the Pivot nonprofit Community Center. With reduced conservation workflow as a result of the global pandemic, now is the time for us to make the move. Our new space in the Astrup building will provide: better accessibility for handling works of art, a large covered loading dock, freight elevator, and outdoor hatch for incoming works of art better access for our clients and visitors with parking for clients and handicapped parking spaces more conservation laboratory space that is brighter better access for the community classrooms for hands-on learning, special programs, and laboratory tours enhanced capacity to deliver core services and meaningful educational programs. the knowledge that we are supporting the reuse of another historic building in a new neighborhood while the Vitrolite building, that we lovingly restored and maintained for nearly 20 years, will continue to serve the Hingetown neighborhood. ICA's founding and enduring purpose is twofold -- to provide the best conservation care for irreplaceable art and material culture in service of the community and to share conservation and preservation education with students of all ages. Through this move, we are refocusing our achievement on this conservation and education mission.

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