Nicolaus Copernicus Monument, Montreal facts for kids
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|French: Monument à Nicolas Copernic|
The monument in 2017
|Location||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
The Nicolaus Copernicus Monument (French: Monument à Nicolas Copernic), a 1966 copy of Bertel Thorvaldsen's 1830 monument in Warsaw, is installed in outside the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium in Montreal's Space for Life, and was previously installed in Chaboillez Square, outside the Montreal Planetarium. The statue was originally displayed for Expo 67, and was relocated to its current location in 2013.
- Artist: Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770–1844), Danish sculptor
- Statue: 2.7 m × 1.1 m
- Base: 1.8 m × 1.5 m
- Manufacturing: Bronze: Lauritz Rasmussen, Denmark, posthumous draw from plaster molds and original made in 1966 under the supervision of Dr. Dyveke Helsted, Thorvaldsen Museum director
- Inaugurated in 1967, Montreal World's Fair
- Acquired by the City of Montreal: 1968.
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