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CaptionThe Albert Memorial is one of the great sculptural achievements of the Victorian era and for sheer scale opulence and complexity is hard to match. _______________________________ The Albert Memorial suffered from the general discomfort with all things Victorian during later periods and due to time pollution and weather suffered structural damage. For a while at the beginning of the 1990s it was under scaffolding and there was a lively debate as to what should be done with it. Conservation was one option considered rather expensive and for a while Destruction was genuinely put forward as the most reasonable solution. Fortunately the forces of Barbarism suffered a setback and the Memorial has now been conserved. The cost was 10 million pounds _______________________________ All around the base of the memorial the Parnassus frieze depicts celebrated painters poets sculptors musicians and architects reflecting Albert's enthusiasm for the arts. There are 187 exqusitely carved figures in the frieze and the tour gives you exclusive access inside the memorial railings so you can appreciate the craftsmanship up close. Learn more about this fantastic monument by taking a guided tour.
HeadlineVictorian Art's Zenith
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