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1936 Faulkner Murals
Murals in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom
Historic Murals in the Charters of Freedom Rotunda
Two large-scale murals in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom at the National Archives Building in Washington D.C. depict fictional scenes of the presentation of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The murals were recently restored to their original beauty and are now also interactive on this web site! Please choose either the Flash or HTML versions by clicking the appropriate button underneath each mural image.
Historic Murals in the Charters of Freedom Rotunda
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These large-scale Faulkner murals, now on display in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom, have been painstakingly cleaned and conserved. Read the feature article "Restoring the Historic Murals in the National Archives Building" by Richard Blondo, Archives Specialist to learn about how it was done.

details of the mural restoration process (on Archives.gov)

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Historic Murals in the Charters of Freedom Rotunda
 
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