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Progress restoration Naum Gabo

On July 21, the municipality of Rotterdam granted the permit for the restoration of the artwork by Naum Gabo to Coolsingel. The owner IEF Capital then started the restoration process and expects to complete the restoration at the start of 2018. The restoration is in the hands of MeestersIn. Scaffolding was started around the sculpture in August, and restoration work started in early September. It took a long time before the restoration started: the lengthy preparation of the permit application was partly due to the complexity of the restoration.

The municipality and IEF Capital are planning to restore the original appearance of the image as much as possible. At the same time as the steel sculpture, the base will also be restored and the lighting re-installed. Sculpture International Rotterdam has asked filmmaker Mels van Zutphen to record the restoration.

Publication date: 18 / 09 / 2017

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