Conservation Blog

Taking Care of the Snake

A dedicated team gave up their valuable time on a bank holiday weekend to care for the snake sculpture in Wollaton Park, and several other carvings too.

By painting them with preservatives, the team helped to:

  • Protect them from the elements. Wood is susceptible to damage from rain, snow, sunlight, and other environmental factors. A preservative can help to protect the wood from these elements and prevent it from rotting, cracking, or fading.
  • Extend their lifespan. A good preservative can extend the lifespan of a wooden sculpture by many years.
Snake preservation