Advanced Materials Science Applied in the Restoration of Outdoor Bronze Statues

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In the heart of Budapest, an ensemble of nearly 40 large size bronze statues and reliefs were restored in the years of 1995 – 2002. In this paper it is shown, how the achievments of materials science were used to restore the original look and ensure long term integrity of the monument.

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Materials Science Forum (Volumes 473-474)

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J. Gyulai

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11-22

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I. E. Sajó et al., "Advanced Materials Science Applied in the Restoration of Outdoor Bronze Statues", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 473-474, pp. 11-22, 2005

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January 2005

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