Dino Fest is sold out, advance tickets required for Museum entry on Sunday, September 26. Per L.A. County Department of Public Health, masks must be worn at all times indoors and in our outdoor Spider Pavilion. View our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for more information.

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: http://bit.ly/NHMLARotunda