Category Archives: Murals

Murals are paintings meant for walls. They can still be on the wall (historic preservation in a building) or have been removed (for demolition).

“Purpose of Life” by Robert Oliver Skemp (Hyde Park Mural) Update

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I was asked for a quick update on the progress of the mural by Robert Oliver Skemp we removed from the Hyde Park Chapel in London, England: We are cleaning the reverse side of the glue etc that stayed on the … Continue reading

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Art Conservation Work This Week – Intense!

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We have the engine at FACL running on all cylinders this week: Mural work at the Salt Lake temple for the LDS Church, large paintings to be cleaned on site at the Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) Museum in SLC, … Continue reading

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LDS Museum of Church History and Art Gets Big Delivery Today – October 27th

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I’m on my way to Utah today for a very interesting visit with clients in Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. Part of this trip is all about delivering some big paintings to the LDS Museum of Church History.

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Mural from 1964 World’s Fair of The Purpose of Life – Update

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Here’s an update on what is happening with the mural that I went to London to save from demolition. Here’s what was written previously: Part 1   http://mormonartconservation.org/murals/the-purpose-of-life-mural-from-the-1964-worlds-fair-saved-from-demolition/ Part 2  http://mormonartconservation.org/murals/mural-removal-hyde-park-chapel-london/ YouTube Video  of removal  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_MRCf7uKEE I just spoke with … Continue reading

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In Utah Delivering Completed Art Conservation Projects and Consulting

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I’m in Utah meeting with private collectors and The LDS Church History Department. We’ve delivered the Minerva Teichert that I posted about at http://www.fineartconservationlab.com/projects/in-lab/painting-by-minerva-teichert-glued-to-plywood-removed-why/ I’ll post about it in a couple of days. Monday will be  full day! I’m meeting … Continue reading

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Pioneers by Minerva Teichert Just Restored – Delivery next week

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Whew! We are doing a lot of very cool projects for the LDS CHurch History Dept and the Museum right now. I could blog daily! Sorry I don’t have the time to share everything I’d like to about these really … Continue reading

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Famous Mural Removal – Hyde Park Chapel, London – Part 2

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Well, it was a whirlwind of activity last week: I was asked on Tues. by the History Department of the LDS Church to be at the Hyde Park Chapel in London England for a 3 pm meeting on Thurs. to … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Life Mural From the 1964 World’s Fair – Will It Be Saved From Demolition? Part 1

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The LDS mural entitled The Purpose of Life, painted for the booth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) at the 1964 World’s Fair, has been located in the Hyde Park Chapel in London, England ever since. This … Continue reading

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Burned Out Provo Tabernacle Research Turns Up Hidden Beautiful Painted Decorations

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A forensic researcher of historic properties asked me to look through the Rubble of the burned out Provo Tabernacle recently. Apparently, when the fire burned through the historic structure, it peeled off of the walls many multiple layers of wall … Continue reading

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Mural of “The Restoration” by LA Ramsey Found and Restored

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The painting is among the most recognized in Mormon Art; The delivering of the plates of the Book of Mormon to Joseph Smith by the Angel Moroni by Lewis A. Ramsey. This video is about the incredible story of the … Continue reading

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