A miniature dustpan and brush, from a dolls’ house c 18th/19th century
CLEAN [from glan, Welsh; clean, Saxon]: To be free from dirt or filth
‘They make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter..’
Samuel Johnson Dictionary (1755)
‘To clean or not to clean?’: that is indeed the question on everybody’s lips by week three of CCC here at Mortimer Wheeler House. No matter how dirty the object may be, however, the answer is not as simple as it may first appear. Read the full post
A humble cargo basket, waiting for a good clean from our Collection Cleaning team.
Valence House Museum’s Kerry Westerman takes on basketry in our Collection Cleaning Course and discovers that a deep breath, soft brush and pop sock are the three vital ingredients for a cleaning session… Read the full post
Have you ever wondered how the Museum of London deals with the enormous variety of materials found in its collections? From metals and textiles to wood and leather, each new material requires specialist treatment. Read the full post