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Inspired by the Past, Preserving for the Future

Meet the AOC's decorative painters at the Library of Congress who work to preserve the ornate designs of one of the world's most beautiful buildings. Go behind the scenes to see the techniques used to keep the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building looking as striking as it did when it first opened in 1897.

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