Exposure to harsh weather conditions and pollution are the biggest threats to the City’s outdoor collection. Maintenance and preventative work is taken to ensure artworks do not deteriorate prematurely or become a safety concern, but in some cases conservation or restoration is required.
Examples of restoration work
2015: Key elements of the McCrae Memorial, along with a series of historic plaques, located at McCrae House, were restored to coincide with the McCrae commemoration celebrations
2013: Extensive restoration to the War Memorial’s bronze elements took place along with repairs to the granite base.
2013: Substantial masonry repairs helped to reinforce and preserve the McCrae House Memorial.
2012: Two of Guelph’s most recognized public art works were restored, the Family Fountain and the Blacksmith Fountain.
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