The Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural (IPC) Orders Reversal of Damage in the Church N.S. de Pompei
The remodeling that disfigured the modern Church of N.S. de Pompei (1960s), located n the Avenida San Miguel of the urbanización Alta Florida in Caracas, now must be reversed. This is indicated by Mandate N. 001562 issued by the President of the Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural on December 16th 2010.
As had been already reported by DOCOMOMO Venezuela back in October 2010, and thanks to the work of several worried people, now the original modern plaster lattice must be "placed back" in the church´s facades because the clay panels that were placed arbitrarily in their places "undermine the values of the cultural good". The restoration, as clearly orders the IPC, "should be done with modular elements and materials of the same characteristics of the original ones, and executed by staff trained in the art."
We are very happy with this decision, which we hope will be heeded, and we thank the Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural for attending this claim.
Versión en Castellano aquí.