PHILADELPHIA (AP) — “The Burghers” are back at the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia.

Auguste Rodin’s “The Burghers of Calais” was set down with a giant crane Friday at the museum, which recently completed a three-year renovation inside and out.

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The sculpture is back in the museum’s garden, where it was first installed in 1929. Exposure to the elements prompted the museum to move the 6,000-pound bronze sculpture indoors in the 1960s.

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Conservators say technological advances allowed them to remove corrosion from the “The Burghers” with lasers and chemical compounds. A new coating system will protect it from future weathering.

There are a dozen casts of “The Burghers of Calais” around the world. The original from 1895 is located in the French port town for which the sculpture is named.

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