Project Direction & Fundraising Coordination

Mural Rescue: 415 M Street

Jewish Historical Society, DC

Goal | Raise communal awareness and financial support to rescue a threatened religious artifact from demolition.

 

This conservation project rescued the original elements of Washington, DC's only known synagogue mural from a building undergoing renovation at 415 M Street, NW. In my role, I managed access, documentation and conservation work with the property owner and conservators, oversaw press relations, and coordinated fundraising. The project raised over $20,000 within a few weeks thanks to coverage in local and national media. The pieces will be presented in a future museum of DC Jewish history.

 

Learn more about this project on the Jewish Historical Society's project page

 

Listen to a radio exploration of the mural and its original building from WAMU

Mural Before Removal
Mural Before Removal

415 M St Mural Rescue for the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington

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Original Paint Detail
Original Paint Detail

415 M St Mural Rescue for the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington

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After Removal of Original Elements
After Removal of Original Elements

415 M St Mural Rescue for the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington

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Mural Before Removal
Mural Before Removal

415 M St Mural Rescue for the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington

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