Sargent Hall, looking north

Restoration history: Introduction

Several factors have contributed to the deterioration of Sargent’s Boston Public Library murals since their installation. These include an early incident of vandalism, environmental problems, the buildup of grime on the murals, the damaging effects of past restorations, and the vulnerability of the materials the artist used in creating the murals.
Sargent Hall, looking northeast (2002 photo)
The Triumph of Religion