Ca’ d’Zan Honored by Florida Trust for Historic Preservation
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Sarasota, Florida - The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art has been selected by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation to receive two 2019 Preservation Awards. The Ringling was recognized for their Ca’ d’Zan Terra Cotta Restoration Project and the Ca’ d’Zan Historic Pool Restoration. Steven High, The Ringling’s Executive Director and Barbara A. Ramsay, Chief Conservator accepted the awards at the 2019 Florida Preservation Conference in Pensacola May 18.
“We are tasked with being both good stewards and careful conservators of the beautiful estate that John and Mable Ringling left as their legacy to the people of Florida,” said High. “It is a great honor to accept these awards on behalf of The Ringling and to be recognized for preservation efforts that will ensure that the Ca’ d’Zan will continue to be one of Florida’s most acclaimed attractions.”
The Ca’ d’Zan Terra Cotta Restoration project was recognized for Outstanding Achievement in the category of Restoration/Rehabilitation. This project was completed by Conservation Solutions, a division of EverGreene Architectural Arts—in partnership with Boston Valley Terra Cotta and Standard Restoration & Waterproofing. The terra cotta restoration was sponsored in part by a grant from the Department of State Division of Historical Resources and The State of Florida. Restoration of John Ringling’s Office balcony was supported by J. Richard and Cornelia Matson.
The Ca’d’Zan Pool Restoration received recognition for Outstanding Achievement in the category of Historic Landscape Restoration. This project was completed by International Fine Arts Conservation Studio–in partnership with Agnelli Pools. The newly restored Bolger Family Reflecting Pool honors the 38 year tenure of Ron McCarty, former Keeper of the Ca’ d’Zan. It was funded by the Bolger Family Foundation. The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation is the statewide nonprofit dedicated to protecting Florida’s extraordinary heritage and history. Founded in 1978, the Florida Trust has collaborated to save irreplaceable Florida treasures like the Historic Florida Capitol and is a statewide partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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About The Ringling
The Ringling is a pre-eminent center for the arts, history and learning that is dedicated to bringing the past and contemporary culture to life through extraordinary visitor experiences. From its inception, The Ringling has joined the diverse visual traditions and theatrical spectacle of yesterday with the genre-defying global practitioners of today.
A place of exploration, discovery and respite, The Ringling’s campus in Sarasota, Florida – which includes the Museum of Art, the Circus Museum, an historic mansion, an 18th-century theater and bayfront gardens – is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
As the State Art Museum of Florida and part of Florida State University, The Ringling fulfills an important educational mission. The Ringling offers formal and informal programs of study serving as a major resource for students, scholars, and lifelong learners of every age within the region, across the country and around the world.
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