Preserving Heritage Assets

The AOC plays a key role in the restoration and renovation of the Capitol to preserve its heritage assets. In 2008, the AOC completed major restoration and renovation projects, such as the ongoing conservation of the Capitol's wall and ceiling murals and the repair and restoration of the East Front Bronze doors located at the portico entrances of the Capitol's south (House) wing. The bronze doors feature valves that depict significant events in American history, such as the reading of the Declaration of Independence.