Cleaning Crucifix

Cleaning of Crucifix and Moses

Crucifix and Moses, the two central sculptural components of murals, did not require structural stabilization, despite their complex construction. Although conservators dusted the plaster sculptures in 1999, dust accumulated quickly due to the uncontrolled environmental conditions in the Hall. Cleaning of Crucifix and Moses began by dusting with a brush and vacuum. Conservators cleaned most surfaces with an aqueous cleaning solution; some areas, such as toned surfaces depicting flesh were water-sensitive and required cleaning with mineral spirits.
Angela Chang cleaning Crucifix by applying mineral spirits with a cotton pad (2003 photo)
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