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'Movement' sculpture reinstalled at NCRM

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DOWNTOWN MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

"Movement to Overcome," a bronze sculpture that's greeted millions of visitors to the National Civil Rights Museum is back home after it was put in storage during the museum's on-going renovation.

It was reinstalled in the museum's redesigned 2-story lobby Thursday morning. The 14,000-pound sculpture was put in storage in December so it could be kept safe during the museum's $21 million renovation.

NCRM sculpture removed during renovations: http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/story/20318028/museum-sculpture-removed-during-renovations

Artist Michael Pavlovsky said the position in the museum's lobby will give visitors a new perspective.

"There's two ways to view it now - coming in and going out on the ground level," he said. "Then also leaving from above looking down on the sculpture which is a pretty innovative way to address it."

The museum is located at the site of the old Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968. It chronicles the civil rights movement's history and attracts about 200,000 people annually.

Renovations are expected to be completed in early 2014.

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