Barnard Statuary Restoration Video

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Barnard Statuary Restoration Video

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Hailed as the Michelangelo of his time, in 1902, sculptor George Grey Barnard was awarded the commission for the sculptural groups located at the Capitol's main entrance. In the midst of much fanfare, Barnard's sculpture was dedicated at a ceremony on October 4, 1911—five years to the day after the Capitol building was dedicated.

In addition to their artistic beauty and intimate connection with the Capitol, the Barnard Statuary represents more than 75 years of stone conservation history. The years of exposure to Harrisburg's harsh weather conditions have taken their toll. To help stabilize the deterioration process and prolong their lifespan, the Capitol Preservation Committee has developed a long-term conservation strategy.

This video documents the Committee's 1998 conservation project in amazing detail, showing all facets of the conservation process and the important work being done to preserve this incredible, historic work of art for future generations.

Approx. 16 minutes, color, 1998.

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