This book is being simultaneously published as a special issue of the Journal of Architectural Conservation, and presents the very latest research and developments in the cleaning of buildings, sculpture and monuments. It covers both wet and dry micro abrasive systems, other types of abrasives, laser cleaning methods and proprietary poultices for specialized applications. The material presented is supported by case study examples from an international selection of major buildings and monuments, where the techniques have recently been tried and tested.
Introduction Nicola Ashurst. Cleaning Methodologies and Techniques: Overview of Current Practice and Techniques Kyle C Normandin and Deborah Slaton. The White Tower and the Perception of Blackening Carlotta Grossi and Peter Brimblecombe. Sydney Opera House Paul Ackhurst, Susan Macdonald and Trevor Waters. St John the Divine Techniques for Assessing the Effects of Fire Damage Claudia Kavenagh and Christopher Gembinski. St Paul's Cathedral: Poultice Cleaning of the Interior Martin Stancliffe, Inge de Witte and Eddy de Witte. Laser Cleaning of Sculpture, Monuments and Architectural Detail Martin Cooper. Conservation of Historic Metals by Waterjetting Techniques Joseph Sembrat, Patty Mille, Jee Skavdahl and Lydia Frenzel.