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"A lot of research went into finding this very elegant solution." Rikke Foulke

CONSERVATION & LIGHTING

Conservation

The preservation of the murals is being led by fine arts conservator Rikke Foulke, Foulke Conservation. Members of the conservation team include: Ana Alba, Patricia Buss, Teresa Duff, Cynthia Fiorini, Rachel Howard and Rhonda Wozniak. Learn more about our conservators here.

To date, 10 murals have been completed. The conservation of the Battlefield Scenes began on June 19, 2017 starting with Christ on the Battlefield. Conservation of this mural was made possible by grants from Snee Reinhardt Charitable Foundation, Opportunity Fund and many generous individuals during the 2016 Pittsburgh Gives Day of Giving. Pictures of the conservation in progress are available here.

Once finished, the team will move next to the least accessible murals – the high walls and ceiling – with the altar mural, Mary, Queen of Croatia, assumed to be the capstone of the project.