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Galvanic Corrosion

Galvanic Corrosion

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

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John Branch Founding Director Antique Bronze Ltd

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. . .

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10 Ways to look after your bronze at home

10 Ways to Look After Your Bronzes at Home

Feb 12 2017 05:34PM


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. . .

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How to clean a bronze sculpture

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. . .

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Antique Bronze Ltd on the BBC World Service

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 . .

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Find Antique Bronze on the External Works

You Can Now Find Us On The External Works Index

Aug 13 2015 11:15AM


Click the EXTERNAL WORKS link to view our page

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Restoration Comedy

Restoration Comedy

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

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Safe Contractor Approved
Bronze Cleaning a top priority

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.

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A rarer gift then gold

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

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Quit your job become a conservator

Quit your job, become a... conservator

Apr 14 2015 01:09PM


Follow the link to see one of our directors in TimeOut magazine

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Conservation of Althea Wynne's Minster Court Horses

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

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Wilkinson's majestic sculptures remade at County Hall

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.

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George Stephenson back at Newcastle Central Station after clean-up

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

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"I woz ere" Repairing Public Monuments & Sculpture - by Lucy Branch

"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.

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Antique Bronze win prestigious contract with Cambridge University

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.

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