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Justice for Wall: Treatment of Wood County Courthouse Murals

Stefan Dedecek, Conservator of Paintings, Murals, and Polychrome Surfaces, recently completed a conservation treatment of a painted wall mural at the Wood County Courthouse in Bowling Green, Ohio. The mural before treatment, the surface appears dark and discolored. The painted…

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Surreal Ceramic Conservation in the Southwest

As temperatures rise in the Arizona summer, McKay Lodge Conservation Laboratory conservators traveled to perform some surreal ceramic conservation in the Southwest of the United States. The sculptures were previously assessed and treated by Jim Gwinner, Conservator of Public Art…

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I.M. Taylor's murals

Wood County Courthouse Murals Conservation

Stefan Dedecek , Conservator of Paintings, Murals, and Polychrome Surfaces, recently performed the conservation on two murals by I.M. Taylor at the Wood County Courthouse located in Bowling Green, Ohio. While Conservator Dedecek performs many paintings conservation treatments at our…

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Mural Conservation Garin Baker

Mural Conservation in Le Droit Park in Washington, D.C.

Mural Conservation, Paintings Conservation: Public art can celebrate and revitalize a community, but years of exposure to the elements can take a toll on any outdoor work of art. Conservators Stefan Dedecek and Christina L. Simms recently traveled to Washington,…

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WPA Mural Restoration

What’s the New Deal? Depression Era Glenn Shaw Mural

Paintings Conservation, Mural Conservation: The greater Cleveland area has had a rich history in public murals throughout the 20th century. Much of the earlier mural work was completed by non-native artists, but the economic downturn of the 1930s and resulting…

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