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The best and most ancient church monumental brasses are very important antiquities. Designed to inform and commemorate, they can also tell us much more about their times, such as the details of armour design, heraldry, social history, costume and the craft of brass-casting itself.

This section will help you identify the signs of damage to brasses and understand the causes of damage. You will also find practical maintenance tips, guidance on how to address the conservation needs of historic objects and guidelines for the mounting of loose monumental brasses.

You can find more information on monumental brasses on the website of the The Monumental Brass Society.