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Conserving the Graces

Our Assistant Conservator helps the Three Graces stay beautiful

close-up of muses in the rotunda

A towering portrait of Art, Science, and History, the Three Graces statue may have caught your eye while visiting #NHMLA​'s Haaga Family Rotunda. However, such beauty requires care and upkeep. Marina Gibbons, Museum Assistant Conservator, shares her regimen.

The sweeping stained-glass dome was created by Walter Horace Judson, standing beside the inspiring Three Graces statue by Julia Bracken Wendt, one of Los Angeles’ first prominent sculptors. Learn more: