Siri Refsum, Sculpture Conservator.

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The Vigeland Museum's two Sculpture Conservators are responsible for the conservation, restoration and maintenance of Vigeland's sculptures, both in the Museum and in the Vigeland Park.

The Sculpture Conservators work mainly with sculpture in plaster in the Museum's exhibition halls and magazines, but the collection also includes other materials, like clay and marble. Among their daily tasks are cleaning, reparations, retouching, registration and documentation of Vigeland's work of art.

For the Vigeland Park, we have a maintenance plan that includes the more than 200 works of art in wrought iron, bronze and granite. The artworks are treated in a rotating system over a period of several years. The sculptures are also cleaned several times per summer semester.