A marble bust by Hiram Powers dating to 1846 required cleaning and restoration. The base had been cracked and otherwise damaged, and the bust itself was quite soiled.
To restore the bust, a thorough cleaning included treatment to remove contaminants. Old repairs were removed, and losses were restored.
To be replaced in its home in the library at Hope College, an abrasion-resistant vitrine was created, with an oak plinth. Read more about the sculpture here, in an article from the Hope College Libraries.