After 420 hours of meticulous work, a team of current and former ARTC students have completed their conservation treatment of the terra cotta mural that adorns the entrance hallway of Spencer Lab on the UD campus.
From the June 8, 2012 UDaily article:
Those involved in the project held a small celebration in May to mark the successful completion of their work. In attendance was Lindsey Felch, daughter of artist and UD alumnus Bernard Felch, who created the mural in 1983. Current and former art conservation students carried out the work, cleaning the piece with a special solvent designed to remove its glossy coating, which had become cloudy and dull over the years, and replacing it with a "breathable" coating. A leaky skylight in the building, which houses the Department of Mechanical Engineering, had caused additional damage to the mural. The 10-by-25.5-foot piece, made of carved clay blocks, traces the history of aeronautics in the 20th century.
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Image: Lindsey Felch, left, daughter of artist Bernard Felch, and Babatunde Ogunnaike, right, interim dean of the College of Engineering, join some of those who worked to restore the Spencer Lab mural at a celebration of the project's completion. (Photo: Joyce Hill Stoner)