With age, a painting can darken, varnish can yellow, and dirt can accumulate. In addition, water exposure, human negligence, and even restoration can damage paintings. Fortunately, most paintings, even those that appear to be ruined, can be saved.
Mural conservation is one of the major strengths of the laboratory. Working from coast-to-coast, we have conserved hundreds of murals in museums, post offices, court houses, public schools, churches, libraries and private residences.
In addition to works on paper, Parma is able to expertly conserve trompe l’oeil, decorative stencil work, faux marble, secco murals, hand-painted wallpaper, and handpainted wood.
On-Site Mural Conservation
Minnesota State Capitol Building
Parma Conservation traveled to St. Paul, MN to conserve four Supreme Court murals painted by the “grandfather” of the mural movement in America, John La Farge.
Video courtesy of PBS Almanac.
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