The Bataan Death March Memorial

Kelley S. Hestir - Concept Artist, Sculptor, Site Designer

Student Conservation

Annual Conservation

Every year before the Bataan Death March event, monument sculptor Kelley Hestir and Silvia Marinas supervise the New Mexico State University museum conservation students giving the statue a thorough cleaning

The eight foot monument's annual maintenance requires a painstaking process using wooden toothpicks to gently scrape away early signs of erosion from the surface. For this task Kelley Hestir, the monument sculptor, and Silvia Marinas, director of the museum conservation program at New Mexico State University bring their students to help.

uncredited images © Kelley S. Hestir

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