NDA Waldorf Astoria New York Murals—Private

New York City, NY

EverGreene’s painting conservators conducted a series of assessment from 2019 to 2020 for murals at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, located at 301 Park Avenue in New York City, NY. The paintings are located on the third floor of the hotel in the Silver Corridor and the Basildon Room, and are part of the Art Deco decorative ceiling in these spaces.

EverGreene recommends a two-phase conservation treatment determined by the construction schedule of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The first stage – called the Preventive and Protection Conservation Phase – is a preventive conservation treatment with a scope to stabilize the paint surface and the canvas/substrate to support all the vibration and hygrometric fluctuation originating from the construction site. The second phase – Atmosphere and Mural Monitoring – consists of monitoring the two spaces, the Silver Corridor and the Basildon Room, during construction. The third conservation phase will take place after completion of all construction and rehabilitation work, at which time the murals can be considered safe in their location and the fundamental conservation treatment can begin. The goal of the Fundamental Conservation Treatment is to offer respectful and reversible conservation treatments to each mural, making them clearly visible and stable for future generations.