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j_cbac_2018a_2018-02-16t13:36:27z2 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For CAPITOL BASEMENT ENTRANCE AREA

JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON CAPITOL BUILDING ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Date Feb 16, 2018      
Location HCR 0112



Capitol Basement Entrance Area - Committee Discussion Only


02:09:10 PM  

Damion Pechota, Legislative Council Staff, discussed the Capitol basement entrance area. He explained that the committee's Criteria and Procedures designates the area as a place for displays related to the state's schools and children, but that there are currently no displays in the space.

02:11:21 PM  

Mr. Pechota noted that two display cabinets from History Colorado have been located in the south basement area. He explained that some of the larger Governors' portraits could also be displayed on the walls. He presented other ideas for the space.

02:12:40 PM  

Ms. Contiguglia noted the importance of preserving fragile artifacts and the need for special display case features. She also noted the high level of activity in this area of the basement. Mr. Pechota responded to these comments.

02:15:10 PM  
Mr. McNulty commented on the possibility of displaying portraits in the basement, expressing concern that children would be able to reach the frames.
02:16:39 PM  
Committee members discussed the Governors' portraits that are not currently being displayed. Mr. Pechota explained that the Western Center for the Conservation of Fine Arts would be restoring one of the portraits, which will be funded from the committee's Gold Fund. He further discussed the funding challenges facing the restoration project.