Gettysburg College librarians get rare close-up look at Cyclorama; photo gallery

Librarians at Cyclorama

Gettysburg College librarians learned firsthand about the restoration of the gigantic Cyclorama painting at Gettysburg National Military Park.

Musselman Library staff members met with individuals involved in the painstaking three-year restoration process and got a rare behind-the-scenes look at the 19th-century in-the-round painting of Pickett's Charge. During the visit on Jan. 13, 2010, librarians examined the three-dimensional diorama portion of the Cyclorama and were able to crawl behind the painting to examine restoration work up close. 

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences. With some 2,500 students, it is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Contact: Jim Hale, online content editor

Posted Jan. 14, 2010

Posted: Thu, 14 Jan 2010

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