A Fine Restoration

Hamilton Smith murals uncovered, conserved

Friday, August 18, 2017
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One had been hidden from view for decades;  the other was in need of repair. Now two murals on the walls of Hamilton Smith Hall will see the light of day again. Conservationists have been restoring the WPA-era murals, which were completed in July 1940 when Ham Smith was the university’s library. Art history graduate Corrine Long ’12 has been part of the restoration, which was funded in large part by Peter T. Paul '67, whose godfather, George Lloyd, was one of the artists.

The College of Liberal Arts is seeking memories for a time capsule that will be entombed within the newly renovated Ham Smith during a grand re-opening celebration in September. Share your memories by Sept. 8, and then join us for the Sept. 22 grand re-opening during Homecoming and Family Weekend.

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Photographer: 
Scott Ripley | Communications and Public Affairs | scott.ripley@unh.edu | 603-862-1855
Videographer: 
Scott Ripley | Communications and Public Affairs | scott.ripley@unh.edu | 603-862-1855