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 up to the Olympic stadium. Over the years, many of these and murals fell into minor to significant disrepair.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 that are located at various points around the City of Los Angeles.