Here’s a nice post from our friends at the Gettysburg National Military Park covering the care of the Cyclorama painting. It gives some great behind-the-scenes information on one of my favorite attractions. If you haven’t seen the Cyclorama yet, you’re missing a real treat, especially in its location in the new Visitors Center.
It’s checkup time for the Gettysburg Cyclorama painting.
Gettysburg National Military Park’s largest artifact requires special care and attention. To ensure that the painting remains in good condition, David L. Olin, an acclaimed painting conservator who led a five-year conservation project on the painting in 2003, visits on a regular basis to conduct a condition assessment.
The oil on canvas measures 377 feet in circumference at its widest point and 42 feet in height and weighs 12.5 tons. Since its installation at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center it has been the “must see” attraction in the facility.
Entitled “The Battle of Gettysburg,” it depicts a pivotal moment in…
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