Mural Conservation and Restoration services

 

For professional historic mural restorations, consider third-generation Kansas City fine art conservation firm, Van Witt Fine Art.

We specialize in mural restorations for courthouses, museums, historical societies and government properties. We offer industry-leading technical expertise and methodologies. Full Condition and Treatment Reports with photographic documentation accompany each conservation treatment. 

We aim preserve the artists' original intent while preserving the integrity. Restoration and conservation can be performed in a variety of mediums.

Our Mural Restorations include:

  • Mural removals and transport

  • Mural re-Installations and preservation

  • Mural cleaning and stabilization of original materials

  • Filling and recreating losses

  • Sealing and preserving with a Ultraviolet protective varnish

Mural Restoration Process

Our mural restoration process begins a thorough visual inspection as well as documentation of present conditions and materials. Additionally, we perform a scientific and technical analysis to identify and develop an appropriate treatment plan to clean and restore the mural.

Following the examination we provide a Treatment Proposal before begin to determine the scope of work. The Proposal aims to balance science, art and consider the mural’s history and environment.

The benefits of a professional fine art art conservator ensure all treatments on art are carried out in compliance with the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) CODE OF ETHICS which mandates the use of archival and reversible materials for museums, galleries, and private collectors.

Get in Touch

For more information about how we can best serve your mural restoration needs, please call the studio at 913-661-9128 or fill out our contact form to speak directly with Fine Art Conservator, Peggy Van Witt.

CALL: 913-661-9128

EMAIL: vanwitt@msn.com

Our WORK

Historic Mural in Nevada Finds a New Home

Our intrepid team took an entire day to remove this mural from the wall in the Nevada Public Safety Building, where it hung for over 40 years. It was then covered with silicone paper, rolled onto a giant cardboard cylinder, and stored away in a plastic bag to keep it clean until it can be reinstalled some day.

An article for this historic Nevada mural move can be seen here.

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Repairing a Mural at the Sulgrave Regency

Sizing Up World's Biggest Painting

National Agricultural Center Hall of Fame 

This incredible mural had to be cut into four pieces to be moved to its new location in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Van Witt Fine Art Conservation was on hand to put it back together.

 Cathi Hahner, the National Agricultural Hall of Fame's executive director, poses happily in front of her newly repaired mural.  Photo credit: Abbie Fentress Swanson, Harvest Public Media

Cathi Hahner, the National Agricultural Hall of Fame's executive director, poses happily in front of her newly repaired mural.

Photo credit: Abbie Fentress Swanson, Harvest Public Media

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The Allegory of Tulsa 

This 15 foot mural had been rolled up in a warehouse for decades. VWFA was tasked to clean and restore the mural of years of accumulation of airborne grime, old adhesive, and discolored varnish on the verso.

Westport Historical Society

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History of Brown County Mural Restoration