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Eagle on Miss. Capitol undergoes restoration
03
May 2015

Eagle on Miss. Capitol undergoes restoration

(http://cdispatch.com) Emily Wagster Pettus/The Associated Press May 3, 2015 12:07:15 AM JACKSON — The eagle atop the Mississippi Capitol has a new golden glow. Craftsmen..

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How to Improve a Statue That’s Been Made to Dazzle? Tone It Down
02
Oct 2013

How to Improve a Statue That’s Been Made to Dazzle? Tone It Down

(http://www.nytimes.com) No one has ever accused New York City of understatement. Yet it was in the service of subtlety that five gilders — such artisans..

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A Golden Opportunity to See Old-World Artisans
24
May 2006

A Golden Opportunity to See Old-World Artisans

By John Kelly (http://www.washingtonpost.com) God works in mysterious ways. And when He doesn’t want you hanging a huge halo off the steeple of one of..

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Good as Gold
10
May 2006

Good as Gold

By Eileen Smith Dallabrida (http://www.paintsquare.com) he ancient Egyptians loved to decorate. As early as 2300 B.C., they were gilding their sarcophagi the earliest examples of..

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Gilders restore temple’s statue
03
May 2006

Gilders restore temple’s statue

Every day hundreds of people pass the Book of Mormon prophet and angel, Moroni, on their commute across the Beltway without giving him a second..

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Acrylics: Catalysts  for New Advances in Gilding Restoration
01
Jan 2002

Acrylics: Catalysts for New Advances in Gilding Restoration

In previous articles we have explored materials for gilding, preparation techniques, and the challenges of gilding in modern times. While the basic technique of gilding..

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Gilding Conservation at the Washington Monument
13
Sep 2001

Gilding Conservation at the Washington Monument

Overview: The interior of the Washington Monument has over 190 carved stone tablets set into the walls of the edifice, many of them dating from..

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The New World of Exterior Gilding
07
Aug 1996

The New World of Exterior Gilding

The gilding of exterior architectural ornament goes back hundreds of years: Gilded domes, spires, steeples and other ornament abound throughout France,  Belgium and other Western..

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