Conservators at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum have restored a bust of Queen Victoria which was defaced in a protest on Sunday.

The Glasgow museum was temporarily closed at lunchtime on Sunday 3 March after protestors covered the bust of Queen Victoria in porridge and jam and spray-painted an offensive word on the plinth below the statue.

Two people were subsequently arrested, and the museum reopened later in the day.

Campaign group This Is Rigged said two of its members had taken the action to call for the Scottish government to address food insecurity.

A spokesperson from Glasgow Life, the charity which manages the museum, told Advisor that its conservation team has worked to clean and restore the bust and remove the profanity.

The marble bust, sculpted in 1888 by Francis John Williamson, saw no permanent damage and remains on display, it said.

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