Conserving Our Painted Past Symposium

  • October 21, 2020

The Center for Painted Wall Preservation supports Conserving Our Painted Past conservation Symposium. The Symposium was rescheduled due to the virus from April of 2020 to this October 26-28 and would be livestreamed.

The first event of its kind, this Symposium will bring together practitioners in the care and conservation of painted walls to share case studies and discuss best practices. The preservation of early-19th-century painted decoration — which include murals, freehand brushwork, and stenciled decoration— becomes increasingly urgent over time, especially for walls in private homes. 

There currently are no conservation standards or ‘best practices’ to guide the care of painted walls and many techniques used over the years have resulted in disaster! The “Conserving Our Painted Past” Symposium will provide homeowners and conservators with reliable and responsible approaches to preserving extant wall decoration for the enrichment of future generations. A great lineup of prominent conservators, researchers, homeowners, and tradespeople will fascinate you as an extensive variety of different topics are explored and discussed. 

The Symposium program will survey the remarkable range of interior wall treatments practiced by early New England’s artist-decorators. It will highlight important new work in the technical preservation of decorated walls and celebrate the resurgence of custom wall and mural art in contemporary life.

View the live stream here:  and thank you for supporting the non profit Center for Painted Wall Preservation’s Conserving Our Painted Wall Preservation Symposium.


Opportunities Professional Development/Marketing

Filter Press Releases

Name or Keyword


Date Range

Contact Information

Linda Lefko

P.O.Box 187
Hallowell   ME  04347