John Pitman Weber; 2004

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The following essay was originally presented at "Mural Painting and Conservation in the Americas", a two-day symposium sponsored by the Getty Research Institute and the Getty Conservation Institute, May 16–17, 2003, at the Getty Center in Los Angeles.

At this event, a cross-disciplinary roster of art historians, conservators, and artists discussed the social, artistic, and political dimensions of murals, the value they hold for different constituencies, and the rationale and conservation techniques for ensuring their long-term survival.

This essay was conceived as one part of a three-part examination. The other two are Timothy Drescher's discussion of priorities in the conservation of community murals and Jon Pounds' exposition of conservation projects in Chicago.

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Weber, John Pitman. 2004. Politics and Practice of Community Public Art Whose Murals Get Saved? Los Angeles, CA: Getty Conservation Institute.