Saving An Iconic Mural by The Most Famous Historic African American Artist, Dr John Biggers (1953)

Fine Art Conservation Laboratories

YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/hUom81Svtsw

Fine Art Conservation Laboratories has been working with the Blue Triangle Multi-cultural Community Center, where the mural is located, on the logistics for the art conservation treatments of this high profile project.  Preserving and restoring this nationally famous mural in Houston, Texas done by renown African American artist Dr. John Biggers, has been a bit of a political process as the financing has been provided as part of Hurricane Harvey Recovery efforts and funded by The Houston Endowment, The National Endowment for the Humanities, The Texas Historical Commission and The Kinder Foundation. Special thanks to Head of Conservation, Mr. Steve Pine of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, for his valuable professional oversight and consultation on the project.

If you would like to collaborate on writing and publishing an article about this mural’s restoration, contact Scott M. Haskins 805 570 4140. The art conservation treatments were completed in January… so, this is current news… it seems valuable for this to be publicized during Black History Month.

The blog post on the website of Fine Art Conservation Laboratories is a good read: http://www.fineartconservationlab.com/murals/mural-conservation-of-the-contribution-of-negro-women-in-american-life-and-education-a-national-treasure-in-houston-tx/ Professional mural conservation of Hurricane Harvey damage of “Contribution of Negro Women to American Life and Education”.

Would you like to contribute to this wonderful community center and their heartfelt efforts?

Online: http://www.the-bluetriangle.org/donate

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See the article from the Houston Chronicle. Click on the link