Art and Conservation has cleaned and restored murals throughout the United States by artists such as Edwin Blashfield and Constantino Brumidi. Mural conservation projects include:
Art and Conservation works in association with several national and international art conservation companies:
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Adorning every wall and corner of the Children's Reading Room, these 1932 murals were created by illustrator Aurelius Battaglia, who would later join Walt Disney Studios in the creation of Fantasia and Pinocchio.
In the heart of St. Louis, the historic courthouse holds four Karl Wimar murals (c.1861) within it's central dome depicting the discovery and settlement of the Mississippi River.
Cleaning and inpainting of decorative murals within the Speaker's Office, House Appropriations and the Office of the Senate President by artists Constantino Brumidi (c.1855) and A.H. Millet (c. 1905)
Recovered underneath 32 layers of paint, the ceiling mural in the Secretary of War Suite (c. 1888) was nearly 70% gone. Extensive research and recreation was required to restore the decorative design, as this before/after photo illustrates.
Measuring longer than a football field in circumference, this cyclorama is one of the largest murals in the country and one of the few surviving cycloramas.
The 10,000-pound mural was recently restored to its original dimensions of 49 feet high and 124 yards in circumference. Earlier in its history, the Cyclorama was slightly smaller after damaged sections were removed and lost to history. Conservation of the Cyclorama (2015-2018) required relocation and installation in the Atlanta History Center, with a canvas expansion insert of 49' H x 4.5' W. It was then cleaned, inpainted and the missing image restored. Ms. Saxerud recreated the missing areas over 37 days using archival photos of the original mural as reference. The mural and companion diorama were reopened to the public in 2019.
The Atlanta Cyclorama restoration was done in association with Weilhammer & Schoeller Art Conservation of Munich Germany.
To learn more about the restoration of "The Battle of Atlanta" please visit the Atlanta History Center link below.