The sculpture conservation studio has recently had to squeeze in one of the largest sculptures that has ever been cleaned in-house. The equestrian monument to King Edward VII was removed from its plinth at Pier Head for conservation last year and brought to the studio, where it only just cleared the ceiling.
Now fully conserved, the monument will be returned to Pier Head this week. Here's a sneaky peek of how it now looks. You can see more photos, including some of the statue from last year before it was conserved, in our Flickr slideshow of the conservation of King Edward VII. From these pictures you can see that our sculpture conservators have been very busy - compared to its blackened, dirty state last year the monument now looks as good as new.