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    Installator: Ozkaya’s David (inspired by Michelangelo) in front of Lincoln Center, New York City, 2012

A fascinating peak into the world of moving and restoring works of art

Posted by Holly Wilkins,

Occasionally you may ponder upon the process of installing a huge statue or maybe how the precious Monet painting you are looking at got there. Thankfully the world of Tumblr has brought us Installator. With the strap-line “wrapit-tapeit-walkit-placeit”, it reveals painstaking processes behind creating and setting up exhibitions and artwork. From big trucks hauling enormous sculptures, to the care taken with valuable paintings, photographs range from the beginning of the 20th Century all the way to the present day. Modern-day heroes, these people make the world a better place.

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    Installator: A golden winged car created by HA Schult is installed on the roof of the City Museum in Cologne, Germany, 2013

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    Installator: Dismantled statue of Stalin in Budapest, Hungary, 1990

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    Installator: Workers are putting the finishing touches on a new statue of the late Pope John Paul II, Czestochowa, Poland

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    Installator: Nazi stolen European artwork is recovered, 1946

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    Installator: 40,000 of Anthony Gormley’s clay figures installed at Barrington Court, a National Trust Property near Ilminster in Somerset

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    Installator: The Statue of Louis Agassiz after the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

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    Installator: Hungarian Fireman and workers set up a ladder as they prepare to move Mihaly Munkacsy’s Golgotha

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Posted by Holly Wilkins

Holly worked with us as an editorial intern after studying at Leeds University and working in the PR industry in Los Angeles for a short period. She wrote for the site between March and May 2013.