Claremore, OK

Randall Davey
“Will Rogers”
1939
Tempera on Canvas
5′ x 12′

In the 1980’s, this mural was ripped from the lobby wall during a remodeling campaign. Luckily, the Will Rogers Memorial Museum rescued it from the trash. In very poor condition, it languished in storage for over 30 years.

In 2004, Parma Conservation arrived at the museum to personally transport the mural to the laboratory for testing, analysis, and conservation. With numerous tears and planar distortions to the canvas, it was fully restored to its original integrity and appearance. After reinstallation there was a rededication ceremony at the Claremore post office, in commemoration of the 125th anniversary of Will Roger’s birth.

PHOTOS:
Mural before and after conservation

  • Date February 20, 2018
  • Tags Murals, Post Office Murals