Featured Restoration: Moses by Michelangelo
Massachusetts State Court House, Worcester
The Moses sculpture arrived with severe structural damage
Metal pipes were added to restore structural integrity of the sculpture.
The most damaged plaster was replaced with clay to restore it to its original form.
A rubber mold with a plaster shell was made of the new form
Stainless steel metal bars were added internally for additional support.
The new form was cast and integrated back into the original sculpture.
Moses was set on his back to add even more support inside.
View of the inside from the bottom, with the new structural support in place.
View of the restored back, seamlessly integrated into the original.
Color/patina was added to the new pieces and touched up on the existing sculpture.
The Giust Gallery / Skylight Studios staff seen with Moses before delivery to worcester court house
Sculptor and owner of The Giust Gallery, Robert Shure touches up Moses during the re-installation at the Worcester Court House.
The completed restoration.