In keeping with Ottawa Public Health recommendations, Heritage Ottawa has cancelled this event and will rescheduled it for a future date. Thank you for your understanding.
Built in 1927 as the headquarters of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 180 Wellington Building’s most stunning feature is the dramatic mosaic on the vaulted ceiling inside the main entrance. Created by American muralist Barry Faulkner in 1927, the mosaic depicts “The Great Metropolitan Mother” protecting the insurer’s policy-holders. Acquired by the federal government in 1973, the major six-year rehabilitation of the building that began in 2010, included the restoration of the artistic mosaic and its nearly one million coloured tiles of glass. Conservator Kelly Caldwell will be discussing the history and treatment of this Beaux-Arts style mosaic at 180 Wellington Building, Ottawa.
This event takes place at the Orange Art Gallery. Guests are invited to mingle and enjoy light refreshments after the talk.
Please Note: This event is available to Heritage Ottawa members only. Memberships will be available at the door.
Kelly Caldwell is a Conservator for CSI Canada and EverGreene Architectural Arts, with a background in architectural and archaeological conservation and preservation. Kelly holds an MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums and an MA in Principles of Conservation from the Institute of Archaeology at the University College London.