Lucy Branch is one of Antique Bronze’s Directors. She specialises in the conservation and restoration of bronze sculpture and architectural features.  

Her undergraduate studies were at UCL where she studied History of Art with Material Studies. Later in her career, she undertook a mid-career Masters in Conservation with The Royal College of Art and The Victoria and Albert Museum. She is accredited by The Institute of Conservation and is an assessor for the PACR scheme on behalf of ICON. She has also been an ICON CPD reader for several years.


Lucy has worked on, and run, high-profile projects including:

Eros and The Shaftsbury Memorial
The Queen Victoria Memorial, Buckingham Palace
St Johns College, Cambridge University
Outdoor Sculpture Collection at Hampton Court Palace and features at other Historic Royal Palaces
Barbara Hepworth Collection, Tate St Ives


She has led the conservation on some of Britain’s best known public contemporary sculpture including

Ron Arad’s The Big Blue
Marta Pan’s Fragments of Landscape
Wendy Taylor’s CBE, The Conqueror.

Lucy teaches our online course, Bronze Behaving Badly and consults on conservation projects for local councils and architects.

Alongside her role in the company, she writes academic articles on metal conservation including work for Oxford University Press and Routledge. She hosts, The Sculpture Vulture Podcast, and also writes best-selling thriller-fiction set in the art world

Read more about Lucy in, Restoration Comedy, a diary feature for World of Interiors Magazine. 

Doors and Their Preservation

Grove Arts Online is the foremost scholarly art encyclopaedia covering global art and architecture from pre-history to present day. Oxford University Press solicited Lucy Branch to supply the metal conservation entry 


Iain McLean is a Director who has run many of the projects that Antique Bronze has become best known for.

These include the conservation of Nelson’s Column Bronzework including Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square Bronzework, Cleopatra’s Needle, The Albert Memorial and a variety of architectural projects such as Bush House, Victoria House and University of London Headquarters.

Iain McLean is a Director who has run many of the projects that Antique Bronze has become best known for. These include

The conservation of Nelson’s Column Bronze

Public sculpture on Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square
Cleopatra’s Needle
The Albert Memorial

His particular interest and expertise lies in both

Sculpture conservation (Victorian public sculpture and War Memorials)
The conservation of small fine art bronzes

He also heads up the small bronze restoration studio.

Speak to our team at Antique Bronze Ltd to discuss your next project call 020 8340 0931 or

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