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2019 Public Art Restoration

2019 Public Art Restoration

Did you see some work being done on our monuments this past fall? Did you know that each year the Economic Development and Tourism Department leads conservation and restoration efforts for the City’s invaluable Public Art collection? Public art is often at risk of damage by the environment and/or human interaction with the pieces. Specifically, factors that affect the City’s bronze monuments include humidity, UV light, acid rain, poor water drainage, proximity to city streets, and pu...
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Eliza Bell’s Sketchbooks Restored

Eliza Bell’s Sketchbooks Restored

Four sketchbooks, along with various other personal items belonging to Eliza (nee Symonds) and Melville Bell – parents of Alexander Graham Bell, were donated to the Bell Homestead National Historic Site from the Dr. Mabel Grosvenor archives by her nieces and nephews in 2007. The sketchbooks came into Dr. Mabel’s possession after the passing of her mother, Elsie Bell Grosvenor, oldest daughter of Alexander and Mabel Bell. Prior to this, they were in Alexander Graham Bell’s posse...
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Public Art Feature: Joseph Brant Monument

Public Art Feature: Joseph Brant Monument

Joseph Brant Monument, Victoria Park
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