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Night Leaf
Louise Nevelson
Plexiglas, 1969
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of the Woodward Foundation

Condition: The sculpture was broken into 16 shards.

Treatment: All shards were gently washed and then reassembled using proper adhesives. Weights and clamps secured the repairs until the structure was stable. Surface chips were concealed with a black-colored epoxy resin.

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