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The bronze statue of the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, has been removed from the National Museum of Natural History.
This was due to the protests it triggered as a symbol of colonialism and racism.
The New York Times reported Thursday that in June 2021, the New York City Public Design Commission decided to remove the statue from the museum.



In November 2021, the commission announced that the monument would be transferred to the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in North Dakota.  The monument was expected to completely leave the museum within a week.
The removal reportedly cost authorities around  million, with several conservation specialists and many workers involved in the process.
The Roosevelt statue was designed by American sculptor James Earle Fraser in 1939.
The author portrayed the president on horseback surrounded by an African man and a Native American on foot.
The monument had been placed in the National Museum of Natural History since 1940.
Since the 1970s, the artwork had been the subject of ongoing protests by various activists, who believed the statue to be a vestige of colonialism and racism.
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U.S. museum removes Roosevelt’s statue in push against racism

The bronze statue of the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, has been removed from the National Museum of Natural History.

This was due to the protests it triggered as a symbol of colonialism and racism.

The New York Times reported Thursday that in June 2021, the New York City Public Design Commission decided to remove the statue from the museum.

In November 2021, the commission announced that the monument would be transferred to the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in North Dakota. The monument was expected to completely leave the museum within a week.

The removal reportedly cost authorities around $2 million, with several conservation specialists and many workers involved in the process.

The Roosevelt statue was designed by American sculptor James Earle Fraser in 1939.

The author portrayed the president on horseback surrounded by an African man and a Native American on foot.

The monument had been placed in the National Museum of Natural History since 1940.

Since the 1970s, the artwork had been the subject of ongoing protests by various activists, who believed the statue to be a vestige of colonialism and racism.

Sputnik/NAN

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