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Subject: Mural paintings on canvas

Mural paintings on canvas

From: Patricia Favero <pfavero>
Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2002
The Cincinnati Art Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio (USA), has in its
collection a large mural by Joan Miro, painted in oil on canvas,
that was originally commissioned c.1946 for the Terrace Plaza Hotel
in Cincinnati, specifically for the circular restaurant at the very
top of the building.  The mural measures 8 feet X 31 feet, and is
presently mounted to some type of fiberboard or paperboard and again
to plywood.  The structure is currently installed in the galleries
in its original configuration, that is, following the curve of the
wall of the circular restaurant.  At this time, a spare framework
built out from the flat gallery wall supports the painting from
behind.  It is not hung or otherwise directly attached to the wall.

With regard to the painting and an upcoming move of the entire
mounted structure from the upstairs galleries to downstairs, we are
seeking information, tips, or anecdotes about current techniques in
the conservation of large murals or panorama paintings on canvas.
We have a specific interest in information about current mounting
techniques, and are also very interested in any information about
current ideas or techniques in the installation of large murals or
similar, relatively 2-D (not free-standing) sculpture.  In
particular, has anyone experienced the successful temporary
installation of such an artwork, or worked with a similar artwork in
order to make it "portable" without its necessarily being rolled?

Any information is very much appreciated.  For further discussion,
please see the contact information below.

Patricia Favero
Conservation Department
Cincinnati Art Museum

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