Monuments
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Monuments

Sculpture and monuments can be found throughout the church building as well as in the churchyard. Sculpture in churches can be funerary, commemorative, decorative or devotional. The range of functions, materials, historical styles and names of individuals commemorated illustrate the history of these buildings and their congregation as well as changing fashions and styles.

This section will help you identify the signs of damage to sculpture and monuments and understand the causes of damage. You will also find practical maintenance tips and guidance on how to address the conservation needs of historic objects.

You can find more information on sculpture and monuments in churches in the following links: