1 of our preferred enjoyable facts is that there are replicas of the Statue of Liberty in both New York Town and in Paris. We’ve just gotten word that 1 of the replicas in Paris is earning its way above to New York Town for July 4th to be inaugurated on Ellis Island! It will then travel to Washington D.C. to be on display at the French Ambassador’s Home for Bastille Working day. The effort and hard work to convey “Lady Liberty’s Very little Sister” to check out the U.S. is section of a 135th anniversary celebration of the Statue of Liberty crossing the Atlantic Ocean (in items) and is a partnership hard work between the Embassy of France in the U.S., the Conservatoire countrywide des arts et métiers (Cnam) and the CMA CGM Team, a delivery logistics company.

The original plaster sculpture, which sculptor Auguste Bartholdi designed in his Paris studio, was bequeathed to the Musée des Arts et Métiers (Museum of Arts and Crafts) in the Marais district of Paris by his widow in 1907. In 2005, the French artwork seller, Guillaume Duhamel, rediscovered the sculpture though accompanying his son’s elementary university course on a stop by there. He convinced the museum to enable him develop 12 casts from the plaster original (the maximum permitted beneath French law) employing the lost-wax approach and the museum would get to hold the to start with solid. It’s been on display at the museum for the very last ten years.

Statue of Liberty just before departure from Arts et Metier Museum.
Statue of Liberty just prior to departure from Arts et Metier Museum. Photo courtesy Cnam ©L.Benoit

The statue was taken down from the museum on June 7, 2021 and put into a plexiglass circumstance custom-intended for the voyage. It will then be taken to the port town of Le Havre, where by it will board the CMA CGM TOSCA on June 20th headed for New York in a branded transport container.

Statue of Liberty hoisted up
Photograph courtesy Cnam ©L.Benoit
Photograph courtesy Cnam ©L.Benoit

In accordance to a push launch from the Embassy of France in the U.S., the Conservatoire nationwide des arts et métiers (Cnam) and the CMA CGM Group, “The arrival of the new Lady Liberty will rejoice the most central benefit of the French-American partnership: flexibility. The technological, artistic, and logistical difficulties that experienced to be conquer to bring this new statue to The usa inform a modern tale of effective international cooperation.”

Departure of the Statue of Liberty model.
Departure of the Statue of Liberty design. Photograph courtesy Cnam ©L.Benoit

In celebration, the French Embassy will be web hosting a contest on Instagram (@franceintheus) for participants to win LEGO® Architecture Statue of Liberty, a France-Amerique magazine membership, an Albertine Textbooks membership and more. Starting off June 20th, the voyage of Statue of Liberty’s “Little Sister” can be considered reside on the CMA CGM web site. The statue is scheduled to get there in New York by July 1st, when a ceremony will just take put on Ellis Island to inaugurate the statue. It will be on exhibit on the island until finally July 5th following which it will be transported to Washington D.C.. by CEVA Logistics.

You can also see this statue with your tickets to our tour of the deserted hospitals of Ellis Island, with tickets still accessible for the July 3 and 4:

Ellis island abandoned hospital

Deserted Hospitals of Ellis Island

Subsequent, find exactly where the other replicas of the Statue of Liberty are and find out the secrets and techniques of the Statue of Liberty

By Harriet