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Article on restoring churches

From: Margaret J. Smith <mjsmith>
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2003
Having recently viewed a church having conservation and restoration
treatments in Rio de Janiero during the ICOM-CC Rio, this is an
interesting article... or rather so much for qualifications!

Restoring Churches, Rekindling His Faith
By Kate Murphy
The New York Times
January 14, 2003

    UBINA, Tex. - As the one who brushes the blush on the Virgin
    Mary's cheeks and gilds the lilies on St. Joseph's staff,
    Eduardo Esparza is catching his breath between busy seasons.
    "Christmas and Easter are when the priests really want them
    looking their best," he said of the brightly painted wooden
    statues dating back to 1876 that decorate SS. Cyril and
    Methodius Roman Catholic Church here. A former hairdresser, Mr.
    Esparza has recaptured his faith, he said, through restoring the
    exuberantly painted decorations and murals of churches in
    central and south Texas.

    **** Moderator's comments: The entire article is available at
    the NYT site above

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