Saving the Hawley Building Murals
In 1974, students from the Cooperstown Graduate Program in the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works restored the murals. But 23 years later, the lack of air conditioning and humidity controls in the Library has taken its toll on the murals and stained glass windows of the Hawley Building.
|Meredith Butler||With the goal of preserving these works of art, the Dean and Director of Libraries, Meredith Butler, contacted the Carrier Corporation and asked for help. Carrier responded with a generous donation of air conditioning equipment. In making the donation, Roger D. Morey, General Manager and Vice President of Carrier Commercial Applied Equipment and Service said, "Carrier is proud to aid the University at Albany in its efforts to maintain the murals. This represents an opportunity for us to give something back to New York. The murals serve as an important reminder of the heritage of New York, and Carrier is proud to help preserve that heritage."|
The next step is to raise the funds to install the equipment during the Spring and Summer of 1997. And you can help.
If you would like to contribute to the Fund for the Preservation of the Hawley Building Windows and Murals, please send a check made payable to "The University at Albany Foundation" to:
Meredith Butler Dean and Director of Libraries University at Albany 1400 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12222
You may also e-mail her at MB801@cnsvax.albany.edu.