April 07, 2012
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of Fine Arts workers set up scaffolding around the ancient Roman sculpture at the Brookline estate.
Conservator Jean-Louis Lachevre removed old grout along the joint between head and body in preparation for removal.
In Winter 2011, the head was removed and then packed for the trip to the MFA.
The sculpture was lifted out of enclosure at the Brookline estate and laid flat on truck for transport.
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The 13-foot-tall statue of the goddess Juno arrived at the MFA. It was lowered through the MFA roof via crane on March 20, 2012.
Employees of MFA looked out office window at the crane carrying Juno.
The steel crate containing Juno was lowered carefully through the skylight.
MFA employees and members watched as the statue was lowered through the ceiling.
Employees and members watched the arrival into the gallery from the roof.
Inscriptions from those who helped with the transport were seen at the bottom of the crate as the statue was moved to its permanent home on March 20.
Workers cut away the protective case.
Joe Morgan and Paul Picardi placed the head on the pedestal in the gallery on April 4.
Juno's colossal feet.
Juno's face showing the damaged nose.
The 13-foot sculpture is the largest classical statue in the US.
MFA employee Luiz Filho looked one last time at the sculpture after finishing with some cleaning in the gallery.
MFA collections engineer Dante Vallance looked over Juno on April 6. The public will be able to see the statue starting on April 9.