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Protecting Our Nation’s Mural Art

Protecting Our Nation’s Mural Art

Anthony Lagalante, PhD, Professor of Chemistry in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a leader in developing new techniques for the cleaning and preservation of modern art. Together with Professor Richard Wolbers of the Department of Art Conservation at University of Delaware, Lagalante is enhancing best practices for creating, protecting, exhibiting and preserving modern painted surfaces – including mural art. As part of their work, Lagalante and Wolbers have been collaborating with mural arts programs and artists across the U.S., including the City of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program.

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Giving Thanks: A time for turkey and tradition

In many American households today, the Thanksgiving celebration centers on cooking and sharing a delicious meal with family and loved ones. Though turkey may or may not have been offered at the first “harvest feast” many centuries ago, it is consumed by 90% of Americans on Thanksgiving Day. Faculty experts in the Villanova School of Business and the College of Nursing are available to discuss the economics of the holiday, as well as the nutritional traps to steer clear of when digging in to one of the most anticipated meals of the year.

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