Reproduction of gothic armor returns to exhibit
- Post Date1/24/2016
- AuthorChrista Deacy-Quinn
- Reading Time1 minute read
Our Reproduction Gothic Suit of Armor (1913.09.0002B-O) is back on display! This visitor favorite was crafted by the workshop of Ernst Schmidt in Munich, Germany, and procured by the museum in 1913. Unfortunately, the armor was removed earlier this fall when worn leather strapping holding the suit together began to fall apart. Randy Reinhart from the University of Illinois Sheet Metal shop and our Collections Manager, Christa Deacy-Quinn, replaced all the worn leather and rivets. After the repairs were completed, the armor was cleaned and put back on display. Stop into our Europe: "Transformations: A European Odyssey" exhibit to see the new and improved look! In the mean time, check out these behind the scenes photos.