The Center for Painted Wall Preservation (CPWP) is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit organization, dedicated to the research and preservation of eighteenth and early nineteenth century paint-decorated plaster walls.
Our goal is to survey and document painted and stenciled walls, in situ or in collections; further the appreciation of this rare and vulnerable art form; and serve as a resource for the conservation and preservation of painted plaster walls for future generations. The walls we study include those painted by some of America’s most significant early folk artists, such as Rufus Porter, Jonathan D. Poor, and Moses Eaton.
Painted walls — which include murals, freehand brushwork, and stenciled plaster walls— are vulnerable to destruction and loss. We will lose these irreplaceable historical records unless we preserve these critical documents of our past. Help us protect this important part of our heritage by supporting the CPWP.
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November 8-10, 2023
NEMA Annual Conference
Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME
We will see you at this year's New England Museum Association conference. Stop by our booth and say "hello!"
April 29 & 30, 2023
Old House Emporium
Riverton Community Center, 1600 Forest Ave., Portland, ME
The Center for Painted Wall Preservation is delighted to participate in the Old House Emporium with Greater Portland Landmarks.