Conservation efforts for América Tropical began in the 1970s, but the project continually lost momentum due to the challenges of fundraising. In 1988, The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) entered into a partnership with the City of Los Angeles to protect, conserve, present and interpret the mural. Along with conservation of the mural itself, a protective shelter, viewing platform and interpretive center were essential elements of the project.

Portrait of Daviro Alfonzo Siqueiros- 1970’s