Media Contact:
Charlotte Donn
charlotte.donn@vizcaya.org
305-860-8451
Alex Serna
alejandra.serna@vizcaya.org
305-860-8431

Vizcaya to be presented with prestigious Ross Merrill Award

MIAMI (October 19, 2017)

The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works will present Vizcaya Museum and Gardens with the prestigious Ross Merrill Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and Care of Collections -- an honor that is possible thanks to generations of community support.

The event timeline is as follows:

  • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres;
  • 7:30 p.m.: Welcome by Vizcaya’s Executive Director Joel Hoffman;
  • 7:35 p.m.: Comments by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez
  • 7:40 p.m.: Preservation at Vizcaya by Conservator Lauren Hall;
  • 7:50 p.m.: Presentation of Ross Merrill Award by Deborah Trupin of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.

Reception immediately following award presentation.

Who:
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
What:
Reception for the presentation of the Ross Merrill Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and Care of Collections to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.
When:
October 26, 2017 — 06:30 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.
Where:
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 South Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33129
Editor's Note:
Media who wish to cover the award presentation are requested to arrive no later than 7:15 p.m. Vizcaya and AIC representatives will be available for interviews before and after the formal program. Media RSVP to Charlotte Donn at 305-860-8451, charlotte.donn@vizcaya.org or to Alex Serna at 305-860-8431, alejandra.serna@vizcaya.org.