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  • Alma Mater sculpture restoration more extensive than originally thought

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      Laser cleaning of the Alma Mater is under way in the Conservation of Sculpture and Objects Studio at Forest Park, Ill., by staff member Robert Zarycki, who works around the seal located on the back side of the throne.

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      A close-up view of Robert Zarycki using a laser tool to remove years of oxidation damage on the statue.

      Photo by Mike Helenthal

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