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This has not much to do about stained glass...but, it really does.....an article about the maintenance/cleaning of the Sistine Chapel in Rome....wow.....there have been a couple of major cleanings, in the 80;s and again in the 90's, when it was closed to the public...

but on a daily basis, when up to 10,000 people have been in the building...."they shed skin and hair, they breathe, they talk, they cough some sneeze, they radiate body heat....if it has been rainy, they bring in water"  There is a new air-exchange system which could exchange the air up to 60 times a day, if necessary........it was decided to do a "routine" cleaning rather than waiting 10 years ...while the contaminants are "soluble" ...so an undyed sheet of delicate Japanese paper, 19x30 inches, is placed against the wall/ceiling, moistened with distilled water,.... left in place for 3 minutes, then slowly peeled away.  of course most of this happens during the night when the building is closed to the public.I think many of us can relate to the cleaning of stained glass of a major cathedral, or even a smaller church...


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