In the late 1970's, after more than twenty-five years in storage, the collection underwent extensive restoration made possible with discretionary funds provided by the President's Associates. The collection is of wide-ranging use at the University in
the study of classics, architecture, life drawing, history and art history; and, is often included in tours given to hundreds of grade school students as well.
The William J. Battle Collection of Plaster Casts is considered one of the most representative collections of casts of Greek and Roman sculpture in the United States and is thought to be in the best state of preservation of any such collection.
Blanton Museum of Art
March 17, 1998