Our conservators at Daedalus have been hard at work since our dear Ben Franklin statue made its way to their studios in Watertown. Ben has had a careful and thorough examination and thankfully it been confirmed that he remains structurally sound. He has a few bumps and scratches which can be easily repaired as part of the full restoration that he going to undergo while he is at Daedalus. Here is a photo of Ben’s hairline which suffered a scrape and a bit of adhered concrete but otherwise is fine.
Same with the back of his coat.
Ben is now looking forward to a full cleaning and repatination. We will keep you posted on his progress!