To keep abreast of best practice in the commissioning of public art & sculpture, Ian Banks is a Member of the Public Monuments & Sculpture Association (PMSA). The PMSA aims to heighten public appreciation of Britain’s public sculpture, and to contribute to its preservation, protection and promotion. It seeks to achieve this through several projects that include: the National Recording Project, the Sculpture Journal, Save our Sculpture and the Marsh Award for Public Sculpture. The PMSA is a registered charity.
Ian has recently been accepted for training as a part-time researcher and photographer to work voluntarily for the Art UK Sculpture Project being developed in conjunction with PMSA as part of their National Recording Project. This hugely ambitious programme is the largest sculpture recording project ever undertaken in the UK. Indeed, the UK is the first country in the world to ever create a free-to-access online photographic showcase of its publicly owned sculpture – indoor and outdoor.