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Official painted portrait of 11th Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers.
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Inspired by the Past, Preserving for the Future

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

 

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