Tracey Kamerer, the curator of the state art collection at the Library of Virginia, is helping UMW determine its statue's history and when it was made.
The Houdon statue is considered the best likeness of Washington, Kamerer
Recent renovations of Dodd Auditorium, which included repairing the statue, put Kamerer
While looking for someone to restore the statue and help her understand its history, Kingsley contacted Kamerer
will travel to Boston soon to do more research.
"I'm pretty sure their plaster was made in Boston," she
said."I'm suspecting it might not have been made too long before [the university] received it."She
thinks it's likely a 20th-century piece.
research is "not quite there yet."