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QUELUZ PALACE GARDEN

QUELUZ PALACE GARDEN
Lisbon, Portugal
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BACKGROUND

The 18th-century Queluz Palace Garden, built by King Pedro III, is renowned for its ornate fountains and waterfalls. The gardens feature a Grand Canal adorned with ceramic tiles or azulejos decorated with historic scenes and sites of interest to the Portuguese court. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

Beginning in 2004 and continuing today, WMF has been involved in a variety of projects at Queluz. From 2004 to 2006, the Grand Canal in the garden was a special focus. Historical research was carried out and 50,000 tiles were digitally mapped to review conditions and conservation needs. Emergency repairs were undertaken, as well as necessary cleaning. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Centuries of exposure to the elements and natural aging have left these extraordinary sculptures in poor condition. The project will allow WMF to demonstrate its capacity to preserve a designed environment, focusing simultaneously on issues of materials restoration, engineering, landscape renewal and statuary conservation. (...)