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Recommend Murals

Rescue Public Murals also takes recommendations from any interested citizen about significant murals in your community. These recommendations may help Rescue Public Murals plan future projects, such as conducting assessments and raising awareness and funding for murals in need. Please email us if you have recommendations

Submit Mural Images

In an effort to document community murals, Heritage Preservation recently invited artists and organizations to contribute images for educational use in the Rescue Public Murals (Heritage Preservation) collection of the ARTstor Digital Library. The images will serve as a valuable record of murals in the United States and place them in the context of other works in the arts, architecture, and humanities.

While much of Rescue Public Muralsí effort is focused on the physical preservation of community murals, it is inevitable that some important murals will not survive. As another means of preserving this distinctive American art form, Rescue Public Murals has collected photographs and related information on murals. These images are being deposited into ARTstor, a nonprofit digital image library with more than a million images that was initiated by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 2003. ARTstorís mission is to provide scholars, curators, teachers, and students with access to digital images for noncommercial, educational use. The Digital Library contains images contributed by outstanding museums, libraries, photo archives, scholars, and photographers and serves more than 1,200 nonprofit educational institutions (museums, libraries, universities, and schools) worldwide. The ARTstor Digital Library already provides more than more than 5,000 cataloged mural photographs in the Community Murals collection that was contributed by Rescue Public Murals co-chair, Dr. Timothy Drescher.

Although the deadline for this project has passed, artists and art organizations with photographs of significant murals may contact Kristen Laise at klaise(a) or 202-233-0824 to discuss possible submissions.

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For over 30 years, Heritage Preservation has been the national advocate for preservation of collections in public and private hands. As a member, you will receive free copies of some of our most popular publications; inclusion with a link on our list of members webpage; and our email alert service, Heritage Hotline. You will also receive discounts and special offers on our publications and discounted participation in our annual meeting.

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