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UT students restore William McKinley statue

Students at The University of Toledo will restore the statue of President William McKinley on the south side of the Lucas County Courthouse in downtown Toledo.

Tom Lingeman, UT professor of art, and several students enrolled in his Outdoor Sculpture Conservation course will perform conservation on the century-old bronze statue of President McKinley by sculptor Albert Weinert located at 700 Adams St. The class will be on site 5-9 p.m. from Tuesday, June 10 through Thursday, June 12, weather permitting.

The students will learn how to conserve and maintain the statue using materials and techniques traditionally used and preferred by conservators. When completed, the restored sculpture will look as if it is ready to be re-dedicated, as it was more than a century ago, Lingeman said.

The project is one of several outdoor sculptures that the group has been performing conservation on during the four-week class, which ends next week.

For more information, contact Lingeman at 419.973.1756.

Media Coverage
WTOL 11 and 13 ABC (June 11, 2014)
The Blade (June 13, 2014)

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