Timken Director John Wilson quoted in New York Times
November 5, 2012
Care for Young Buildings: Yale moves to preserve Center for British Art
By Jane L. Levere
One shrine of the architect Louis Kahn is the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven. Completed in 1977, three years after Kahn’s death, it achieves its distinction “by modest and subtle means,” says Jules David Prown, the center’s first director: “perfect proportions, sensitively matched materials, honest expression of structure.” And now, even though it is less than four decades old, it is the focus of a concerted preservation effort — a campaign some at Yale hope will inspire stewards of other recent museums and buildings.
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