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Mural Archive Now Available
Strother Martin Monument - Ernest A. Long photo

The GCI is pleased to make available through the Getty Research Institute's Digital Collections the Ernest A. Long Outdoor Mural Image Archive. This archive features more than five hundred images taken in the 1970s and early 1980s by mural enthusiast Ernest Long, documenting nearly two hundred public murals in Southern California and beyond. In 2007 Long donated digital copies of his images to the Getty Conservation Institute to support the Institute's research into mural painting conservation. More recently, Long granted permission to the Institute to make the images available to the public for viewing at the Research Library at the Getty Research Institute (GRI) and online. The archive includes images of works by Kent Twitchell, Leo Limón, Elsa Flores Almarez, and Ed Ruscha. Visit the Digital Collections section of the GRI website to access the archive.