Murals Conservation (1997-1999):
McKay Lodge Art Conservation Laboratory joined a team of other national mural conservation conservators under Page Conservation, Inc. of Washington, DC to serve a three year General Services Administration (GSA) contract. The ID/IQ contract issued under GSA solicitation GS-11P-97-AQD-0001 orders murals conservation services on an as needed basis for murals located in all federal properties throughout the United States. For this federal mural contract, each team member was assigned a specific geographic area to serve with murals conservation services.
McKay Lodge Art Conservation Laboratory was assigned to provide mural conservation treatment services as needed in the following states:
Pennsylvania (West of Harrisburg)
The work of McKay Lodge Fine Art Conservation Laboratory involved condition assessments of historic murals throughout these states. Among the major murals projects completed under this federal (GSA) contract were (in no particular order):
Edward Laning, LONG HUNTERS DISCOVER DANIEL BOONE, Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Bowling Green, Kentucky.
John Follinsbee, EARLY TOWN and THE RIVER, Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Paducah, Kentucky.
David Rhodes, THE WHEELWRIGHT (1941), Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Des Moines, Iowa.
Howard Norton Cook, STEEL INDUSTRY (1936), Federal Building and U.S. Post Office, Pittsburgh, PA.
Stuyvesant van Veen, VIEW OF PITTSBURGH, Federal Building and U.S. Post Office, Pittsburgh, PA.
Various murals by various artists, Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Various murals by various artists, the Main Library of the City and County of Erie (future Erie Federal Complex, Erie, Pennsylvania.
Bertram Adams, EARLY SETTLERS OF DUBUQUE, Federal Building and U.S. Post Office, Dubuque, Iowa.
William Bunn, MISSISSIPPI PACKETS, ederal Building and U.S. Post Office, Dubuque, Iowa.
Francis Davis Millet, POSTAL DELIVERY MURALS, Howard Metzenbaum Federal Courthouse, Cleveland, Ohio.
Glen Shaw, STEEL INDUSTRY, Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Canton, Ohio.
Most of the art collection for which General Services Administration is responsible dates from the Works Progress Administration and (later named) Works Projects Administration (WPA).