Mural Artists and Art Organizations Invited to Contribute Images to National Digital Collection

In Calls to Artists on February 4, 2010 at 7:46 pm
An online record of America’s collection of outdoor murals is being assembled, and artists and art organizations are invited to contribute images. Rescue Public Murals is seeking to expand the mural images available for educational use in the “Rescue Public Murals (Heritage Preservation)” collection of the ARTstor Digital Library. The images will serve as a valuable record of murals in the United States and place them in the context of other works in the arts, architecture, and humanities.

“Outdoor murals are among the most evanescent forms of visual art,” said Lawrence L. Reger, President of Heritage Preservation. “We are pleased to be working with ARTstor to preserve a record of art that might otherwise be lost as buildings and neighborhoods change.”

Artists and art organizations with photographs of significant murals are encouraged to make these images part of this important national collection. Rescue Public Murals staff will facilitate their inclusion in ARTstor by providing cataloging and technical assistance.

Images may be submitted online.  Assistance is also available to scan slides. The online submission site includes fields to complete with the identifying information about the mural including artist name, title, date, location, medium, dimensions, photographer, and copyright information.

Submissions will be accepted until March 31, 2010. Artists and arts organizations that are considering submissions are invited to contact Kristen Laise at or 202-233-0824 for further information.

Funding for this project comes from the Getty Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts. Rescue Public Murals has also received support from the Booth Heritage Foundation, Friends of Heritage Preservation, and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art.


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