To mark the hosting of the Summer Olympic Games in 1984, the city of Los Angeles decided to create ten painted murals along the two main highways leading to the Olympic stadium. Over the years, many of these murals fell into disrepair, with issues ranging from minor to significant. Founded in 1987, the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles (MCLA) is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to selectively restore, preserve, and document the public murals located at various points around the City of Los Angeles.