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Restoring the MCI Murals: Presentation and Q&A with Conservation Experts

  • Mexican Cultural Institute 2829 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)

The Mexican Cultural Institute is excited to announce the Summer 2018 conservation of our historic murals!

Thanks to a grant from the Bank of America Art Conservation Project, the Institute will welcome expert art conservationists and their students from the National School of Conservation, Restoration, and Museography (ENCRyM) of the National Institute of Anthropology and History to perform a months-long restoration of the murals. The project will treat the alterations and deterioration from natural aging and anthropologic causes to restore the fresco, now more than 70 years old, to its original state. This timely revitalization of a cherished work of art will allow it to continue to serve as a valuable education resource and emblem of cultural diplomacy.

On July 25th, the Institute will host an event with our Mural Conservationists, where they will present on the murals, the conservation efforts and techniques, and answer questions from the public about the project.