Bronze Behaving Badly: Principles of Bronze Conservation (Paperback)

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Bronze Behaving Badly: Principles of Bronze Conservation (Paperback)

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Learn The Principles of Bronze Conservation


Lucy Branch runs a bronze conservation company, Antique Bronze Ltd, in London and has worked on some of the most well-known bronze statues, monuments and architectural features in the UK. In this book, she teaches the principles of bronze conservation for those who have had no formal training in the field. She brings her practical expertise together with academic knowledge in an easy and relatable way that will guide you towards a better understanding of how to care for outdoor bronze.


This book is for you if:

  • You want to be confident about bronze conservation so that you don't have to rely on others to advise you
  • You'd like to be able to write specifications and guide conservation contractors
  • You'd like to be able to use the right language and ask the right questions of contractors and discern whether they know their subject
  • You need to understand why your bronze is behaving badly and be able to shape a plan to do something about it
  • You want to build your professional development
  • You want to ensure you are doing the best for the bronzes in your care


Areas covered in the book:


  • Key definitions
  • The Significance of Bronze
  • Bronze in Context
  • How Bronze Features are Made
  • Science around bronze and its degradation
  • Corrosion: The ways bronze corrodes
  • Common Causes of Degradation
  • Ethics of Bronze Conservation
  • Ethics of Repatination
  • Practical Techniques
  • Protective Coatings
  • Preventive Conservation
  • Conservation Reports & Documentation

Product Details ISBN: 9781916435193
ISBN-10: 191643519X
Publisher: Abl Press London
Publication Date: January 15th, 2021
Pages: 200
Language: English