View Full Version : How to preserve a mural painted on plaster

03-12-2014, 01:54 AM
Hi everyone!

A few years back my husband and I bought an old Victorian built in 1869. As we were pulling the wallpaper off the walls in one of the rooms we uncovered a beautiful mural that had been painted directly onto the horsehair plaster. We would love to preserve this treasure and keep it from crumbling away, but we don't know how and our local historical society is less than helpful. Would any of you know how we could preserve this or know of some place we could contact for information?

Since I can't figure out how to get my picture reduced to a decent size, here's a link to my blog that has pictures on it for anyone who wants to see the mural. http://anaquana.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/im-aliiiiive/

Thank you in advance for any info/advice!

03-12-2014, 02:36 AM
I don't know, but these people might.


Rufus Porter was a muralist in the 1800s.


03-12-2014, 02:56 AM
Oh thank you!