NYC Parks’ Citywide Monuments Conservators were hard at work to preserve more than 25 war memorials ahead of Veterans Day. Parks’ bronze sculptures have been cleaned and rewaxed to make them shine in honor of our veterans.
Launched in 1997, the Citywide Monuments Conservation Program is a public-private partnership that provides low-cost, professional expertise in maintaining NYC Parks’ extensive collections of monuments and permanent outdoor art. Since its inception, the program has conserved 80 sculptures and provided full-scale, high-quality annual care for more than 500 additional sculptures and monuments.
This is the 25th season of NYC Parks’ Citywide Monuments Conservation Program (CMCP). This past June, the Team was hard at work on Richard Hunt’s Harlem Hybrid.
In July of this year, we found the Team hard at work on the Washington Square Arch in Greenwich Village.
In 2021, CMPC readied the statue of Dante Alighieri by Ettore Ximenes in advances of the 700th anniversary of the Italian poet’s death.
A few years ago, NYC Parks Citywide Monuments conservation Program teamed up with Green-Wood Cemetery experts to preserve old gravesend cemetery, resetting and restoring weathered and toppled gravestones.
Join NYC Parks as they celebrate #VeteransDay