Conservation of América Tropical
Post-treatment monitoringIn order to ensure the long-term preservation of the mural and the site, the Getty Conservation Institute has committed to post-treatment monitoring of the mural over a ten year period following completion of the conservation treatment of the mural and construction of the shelter.
For the first two years (2013-2015), following conservation treatment and construction of the shelter and the viewing platform, monitoring was carried out on a semi-annual basis to assess the effectiveness of the treatment, the performance of the shelter, roll-down screen and viewing platform, and to track the number of visitors to the site. From 2015-2022, monitoring is being carried out on an annual basis, and in the event of a natural disaster or other reported damage.
Objective of MonitoringThe objective of monitoring is to detect and address any change to the condition of the mural, including the integrated shutters and door, the shelter, viewing platform, and the surrounding environment, and to report this to the General Manager, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, who is responsible for the maintenance and repairs at the site.
MethodsMonitoring includes visual examination of the mural, white balanced color photodocumentation of representative control areas, graphic documentation, and an overall site inspection, including the shelter, roll-down screen, viewing platform, and adjacent roofs.
Imaging specialist, Anna Flavin and conservator, Kiernan Graves carry out photodocumentation of monitoring locations during a periodic inspection of the mural and the site.
Page updated: April 2016