Press Release  March 7, 2017

North Carolina Museum of Art Receives $149,500 Matching Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to Complete Conservation Project on Statue of Bacchus

The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) has received a $149,500 matching grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to complete a multidisciplinary, 10-phase conservation project on a work of art that has been in the Museum’s collection for almost six decades: the composite marble Statue of Bacchus. The project, which includes a derestoration of the sculpture and research on its history, will culminate in a special exhibition and public programming.

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