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Enclosure Love: The Lilly Renovation Edition

We love a good custom enclosure!

Last week, Crozier Fine Arts was on site to de-install, crate, and move the art and artifacts from the Lilly Library Thomas Room in preparation of the start of renovation this summer. It was incredible to watch this team get all of the work off the walls and into crates in five days.

The custom crates were made off site and shipped to the library. First up was crating the pair of marble lions that stood at the south door of the Thomas Room.

Three movers position a marble lion statue onto wooden supports in preparation of crating.
How do you wrangle marble lions? With many steady hands and a lot of shims.

 

Two marble lion statues in a large wooden shipping crate.
Twinsies!

The statue of Benjamin Duke was estimated to weigh about 450 pounds. It took a lot of time, and careful planning, to get it off its platform and into a crate.

Marble statue of Benjamin Duke in Lilly Library.
Benjamin Duke awaiting his crate.
Two men move the marble statue of Benjamin Duke.
Moving Ben, inch by inch.
Marble statue of Benjamin Duke in a custom shipping crate.
Ben is ready for his road trip!

We have a lot more photos to share from the week. Until we get them posted, please see these other excellent recaps of the move of the art and artifacts from the Thomas Room. You can read more about the upcoming Lilly Closure and Renovation here.

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