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Queen Victoria Gets a Makeover

Queen Victoria Gets a Makeover

The works included cleaning the statue and plinth using a combination of the DOFF system and poultice cleaning, necessary for the safe removal of pollutant accumulation, oxidation, sulphation and biological matter without damaging the bronze or granite substrates.

On completion of the cleaning works, the bronze statue and plaques were re-patinated and a protective coating of micro-crystalline/carnauba wax was applied.