Artstor has partnered with Heritage Preservation to share approximately 300 images of community murals in the United States through the Digital Library. These images were collected as part of the Rescue Public Murals project, an initiative of Heritage Preservation to document and conserve murals, as well as increase public awareness about the need to preserve them. The collection will include representative examples of damage to murals, illustrating the deterioration and decay that are endangering their survival.

This collection will complement the Community Murals (Timothy Drescher) archive already available in Artstor. Timothy Drescher, co-chair of Rescue Public Murals, will also coordinate the contribution of an additional 1,200 images collected by muralists and scholars. Through their joint efforts, Rescue Public Murals and Dr. Drescher will endeavor to share a total of 1,500 images of community murals in the Digital Library.

For more information about this collection, visit the Rescue Public Murals (Heritage Preservation) page.

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