Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

 
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SERVICES:
Fine Art Conservation

MATERIALS:
Fine Art Mural Conservation
Marble Cleaning & Repair

CHALLENGE

The Basilica engaged CLA for conservation and cleaning of fourteen Stations of the Cross, it's marble side shrines devoted to St. Mary and St. Joseph, and statues elsewhere of Saints Peter and Paul.

A latex suspended poultice was applied to the intricately carved statuary. Still flexible when dry, the latex coating was peeled off taking with it years of dirt and grime. CLA conservators worked on the carved wood frames and the painted Stations of the Cross to clean, consolidate, conserve, and inpaint as needed.