The goal of Mural Conservation is about maintaining the aesthetic integrity of the artist's original work while repairing and stabilizing the piece. Sometimes murals age a lot quicker than one would hope for. Often times the factors are due to poor wall or sub-surface preparation or defacement the the mural surface.
While learning the process of mural painting I concurrently apprenticed and studied under several mural artists and mural conservators. The process has informed the way I approach my own mural work as well as assessing mural conservancy solutions. For several years I was lead mural conservancy artist for the City of Long Beach and was responsible for the maintenance and repair of over 100 of the cities publicly funded murals. I currently work independently and consult on mural preparation and repairs.
If you have questions or would like to request a consult contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many of the reasons murals begin to deteriorate rapidly or too soon can be prevented by the following:
- Proper surface preparation
- Using good quality and compatible materials
- Maintaining records of materials and process for future reference.
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