Cumberland University Announces Completion of Portrait Preservation Project

The Cumberland University Office of Advancement announced the completion of the Cumberland Portrait Preservation Project, totaling 11 renovated portraits.

As of February 2021, 11 portraits, each over 100 years old,  have been cleaned, restored and preserved. The portraits of Robert Caruthers, Andrew B. Martin and Nathan Green, Jr. have been restored over the past 18 months by Mr. Terry Boyle of the Collector’s Art Group in Cincinnati, Ohio.

“We are excited to wrap up this project that has preserved the historic legacy of Cumberland’s founders and notable scholars,” said Staci Galentine, Vice President for Advancement. “This project would not be possible without the support from our generous donors and devoted committee members.”

“We are delighted to welcome Robert L. Caruthers, Nathan Green, Jr. and Andrew B. Martin back to their Cumberland home once again,” said University President Dr. Paul Stumb.

“We are eternally grateful to the members of the Portrait Committee and all of the donors who made these restorations possible.” 

Major funding for this project was made possible through gifts and sponsorships from the Mildred Gaston Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution; Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home; the Lester Family; Mary Ann Denney; Julia Bradford; the Thackston Family Foundation; Amos and Etta Wilson; and many other individual donors.

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