We undertake the conservation of sculpture, monuments and memorials, ranging from large scale monuments and sculptures in materials such as bronze, brass, cement and stone, to smaller works of fine art and memorial plaques, in materials such as bronze, stone, terracotta, timber and ceramics. We also specialise in the bespoke casing and packing of sculpture and monuments for transportation and/or storage prior to relocation or reinstallation. Clients range from museums and galleries to churches and local councils.
The services offered include:
Museum and art gallery collections surveys, including recommendations for emergency treatment and loan suitability;
Condition surveys to record and to establish suitable treatment methodologies;
Consultancy/supervision on large scale contracts;
Bespoke casing and packing of items for transportation;
Dismantling, rebuilding and relocating monuments and statues;
Designing bespoke fittings in non-ferrous materials for relocation/ re-fixing;
Conservation treatments including: consolidation; cleaning; repairing or replicating missing elements; application of protective coatings.
Some of our projects include:
Richard III Statue, Leicester Cathedral Gardens: Conservation and relocation of bronze statue;
Belgrave Hall, Leicester: Dismantling, repair, conservation and re-erection of marble statue by Roubiliac;
Wembley National Stadium: Relocation and conservation of large historic, sporting artefacts, including the Olympic tablets, the Sir Arthur Elvin bust and the 1966 World Cup plaque;
Queen Victoria Statue, Wakefield: Relocation and treatment of bronze sculpture and granite plinth;
Lewis Building, Liverpool: Cleaning and conservation of three ‘cement fondue’ plaques by Jacob Epstein;
Usher Gallery, Lincoln: Two marble statues by Joseph Nollekens were cleaned prior to loan to the Tate Britain;
St Leonard’s Church, Wollaton: Dismantling, installation of DPC, conservation and rebuilding of a large 16th century cadaver tomb chest;
St Michael’s Church, Coxwold: Structural stabilisation and conservation of a group of large 17th and 19th century monuments.