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The Challenging Restoration of Field Marshall Smuts, Parliament Square
Nov 21 2017 17:05PM
The statue of Field Marshall Smuts was unveiled in Parliament Square on the 7th November 1956. Sculpted by one of the nation’s favourite artists, Jacob Epstein, and cast by Art Bronze Foundry (London) Ltd, this monument is another fine example of British foundry skills.. .
Mar 30 2017 08:25PM
Galvanic Corrosion can occur on bronze sculptures that are electroplated. This was a method developed in the 19th century where a cheaper metal could be used to make up the form of a sculpture, and a thin layer of brass or bronze would be added to give the aesthetic of a traditionally made item
A Man of Many Talents
Mar 22 2017 09:15PM
John Branch, founding Director of Antique Bronze Ltd, died on 22nd December 2016 aged 86. As a very young child, he showed an aptitude for gymnastics, a talent for art and a gift for entrepreneurship. However, it was during his national service that all these talents matured. . .
Feb 12 2017 05:34PM
10 Ways to Look After Your Bronzes at Home
Small bronzes housed indoors have an easy time of it compared to their large companions outdoors in the public arena. They are sheltered from the urban air and ever-changing weather, but their environment still has an impact on them and if you want to keep your small bronzes. . .
How to Clean a Bronze Sculpture
Feb 18 2016 12:49PM
Recently, we had an enquiry from the archivist at Pembroke College, Oxford - Amanda Ingram.
The college had rather a splendid bronze bust which had, unfortunately, been languishing in a basement for some time. It was to be relocated to a prominent position in the college but it had to be cleaned and Amanda came to us for advice. . .
Antique Bronze Ltd on the BBC World Service
Oct 8 2015 02:00PM
Listen to Lucy Branch talk about sculptural conservation at Canary Wharf with Dan Damon on The BBC World Service's Friday Feature . .
You Can Now Find Us On The External Works Index
Aug 13 2015 11:15AM
Click the EXTERNAL WORKS link to view our page
Aug 13 2015 11:10AM
Read about the surprising things that have happened to one of our directors, Lucy Branch, in Diary of a Conservator published in World of Interiors August 2015. Beautiful illustration by Hannah Waldron
Antique Bronze Ltd have been accredited by the Safe Contractor scheme
Jun 3 2015 09:59AM
Click the link to read more about the Safe Contractor Scheme
10 Reasons Why Building Managers Should Consider Bronze Cleaning a Top Priority!
Apr 29 2015 12:43PM
Click the link to read why ignoring bronze cleaning is a big mistake.
A Rarer Gift Than Gold
Apr 14 2015 01:31PM
Exciting news! One of our director's releases her debut novel - a thriller about alchemy. Click the link to read about A Rarer Gift Than Gold
Quit your job, become a... conservator
Apr 14 2015 01:09PM
Follow the link to see one of our directors in TimeOut magazine
Conservation of Althea Wynne's Minster Court Horses
Mar 11 2015 12:30PM
Althea Wynne's iconic contemporary horses undergo sculptural conservation. Follow the link to find out more about this bronze conservation project
Wilkinson's majestic sculptures remade at County Hall
Feb 12 2015 12:45PM
Antique Bronze carved and fitted two majestic sculptures to replace ones that were lost many years ago. Follow the link to find out about these carvings.
George Stephenson back at Newcastle Central Station after clean-up
Jan 28 2015 12:40PM
George Stephenson back at Newcastle Central Station after clean-up, follow the link to read about this bronze restoration project
"I woz ere" Repairing Public Monuments & Sculpture - by Lucy Branch
Jan 28 2015 12:09PM
Published in the Building Conservation Directory, this article by Lucy Branch discusses the problems of vandalism of public sculpture. Follow the link to read about sculptural conservation in the public domain.
Antique Bronze win prestigious contract with Cambridge University
Jan 15 2015 12:21PM
Antique Bronze Ltd have secured a £600,000 contract for the restoration and repair of bronze windows on four blocks of the Cripps buildings at St John's College, Cambridge. Follow the link to read about the bronze restoration work that took place on this project.