City sculpture trail restoration: bringing life back to unique street art

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City sculpture trails have become popular street art attractions across the United Kingdom and across the world. Whether this is a colourful cow or favourite animated character, unique interpretations bring interest in tourism and can raise awareness and funds for charities at auction following their exhibition. Above: city sculpture trail sculptures using a fibreglass elephant… Read more »

Bronze sculpture restoration: history, craftsmanship & conservation care

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Bronze sculptures have existed globally for centuries, with the earliest examples dating back to 2500 BC. From small artworks and figurines through to life size statues and oversized extravagant displays of talent, bronze is unique in its ability to take in the finest of details from a cast, whilst having such strength in their structure… Read more »

The risks facing open air sculptures in the UK

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Stone, marble and metal statues are a common feature in gardens and parks around the world. Whether they are recreations of classical figures or contemporary abstract pieces, these artworks require care to ensure they do not degrade in the often turbulent conditions of the great outdoors. This is especially relevant for the fluctuating seasons and… Read more »

Caring for metal antiques and sculptures

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Antique and contemporary artworks and objects may require specialist care if they feature metallic areas, or if they are entirely made from this material. Metals may tarnish and degrade if they face accidental or environmental damage, much of which can be avoided with the correct atmosphere and preservation techniques.  This antique metal restoration and care… Read more »

Waxwork wonders: restoring and preserving unique wax sculptures

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Creating an artwork from wax has been practiced for thousands of years, from the casting of pieces in moulds, to relief portraits carved by hand. These unique wax sculptures often have an interesting history or connections to famous figures, but their material makes them vulnerable to deterioration if they are not looked after with diligent… Read more »