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Pair of Ringling Restoration Projects Receive Preservation Awards

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Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Recognizes John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art was recognized by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation with a pair of 2019 Preservation Awards for two restoration projects at the Ca’ d’Zan.

“We are tasked with being both good stewards and careful conservators of the beautiful estate that John and Mable Ringling left as their legacy to the people of Florida,” Stephen High, The Ringling’s Executive Director, said. “It is a great honor to accept these awards on behalf of The Ringling and to be recognized for preservation efforts that will ensure that the Ca’ d’Zan will continue to be one of Florida’s most acclaimed attractions.”

The Ca’ d’Zan terra cotta restoration project was recognized for Outstanding Achievement in the category of Restoration/Rehabilitation. This project was completed by Conservation Solutions, a division of EverGreene Architectural Arts, in partnership with Boston Valley Terra Cotta and Standard Restoration & Waterproofing Inc.

The restoration of the Ca’ d’Zan terra cotta was sponsored in part by a grant from the Department of State Division of Historical Resources and the State of Florida. Restoration of John Ringling’s office balcony was supported by J. Richard and Cornelia Matson.

The Ca’ d’Zan pool restoration received recognition for Outstanding Achievement in the category of Historic Landscape Restoration. This project was completed by International Fine Arts Conservation Studio in partnership with Agnelli Pools and funded by the Bolger Family Foundation. The newly restored Bolger Family Reflecting Pool honors the 38-year tenure of Ron McCarty, former Keeper of the Ca’ d’Zan.

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