William Maher http://wuis.org en Film Has Clues About Alma Mater's Real Color http://wuis.org/post/film-has-clues-about-alma-maters-real-color <p>An 8-mm color film shot in the 1940's is offering some clues about the original color of a bronze statue that is a beloved landmark at the University of Illinois. &nbsp;</p><p>The 84-year-old Alma Mater statue of a robed woman flanked by figures celebrating ``Learning'' and ``Labor'' is being restored. A heavy buildup of blue-green patina has disguised its original color for decades. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 22:57:00 +0000 Associated Press 14826 at http://wuis.org Film Has Clues About Alma Mater's Real Color