Although dinosaurs disappeared from the face of the earth
millions of years ago, they have attained immortality by roaming
the fields of our imagination. Gold, as an artistic
expression, has had the same enthralling effect on the imagination,
for it, too, is eternal.
gilder Joseph Youss-Kadri learned his craft in Paris.
He has worked on the restoration of prestigious monuments
such as Les Invalides, the Alexandre III Bridge, and the restoration
of the Statue of Liberty's torch flame. For his "Dino-Gold"
design, Kadri seamlessly wrapped the Stegosaurus with
about 3000 real gold leaves.
Founded in 1951 by Cordelia S. May, the Laurel Foundation
supports public arts, theater, history, museums, vocational
and adult educational programs, population and environmental
issues, and community health programs in southwestern Pennsylvania.
In addition to its generous support of Carnegie Museum of
Natural History's DinoMite Days, the Laurel Foundation has
been a generous supporter of Powdermill Nature Reserve's Bird-Banding
Program and Carnegie Museum of Art.