Prescott Statue Conservation on Bunker Hill

The conservation of the Colonel William Prescott statue at Boston’s Bunker Hill Monument in June 2011. Over the course of 4 days, National Park Service conservators cleaned the bronze statue with water and an anionic detergent (Step 1); applied protective coatings of hot wax (Step 2); and buffed the hot wax into the bronze with clean white cotton cloths (Step 3). For more information, please visit Boston National Historical Park.

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