Restoring Ariadne

With modern cleaning techniques at the ready, Monticello’s Curatorial department removed old layers of wax, cleaned the built-up dirt, and repaired Ariadne’s damaged hands, fingers, and toe.

Restoring Monticello's Compass Rose

Monticello’s Restoration Department works to restore the house's iconic compass rose, which has been showing the wind direction since Jefferson had it built and installed in 1807.

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