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June 14, 2011 /  Nivea

Bacteria That Clean Art

Researchers in Spain are beginning to experiment with this new technique on the frescoes of Antonio Palomino from the 17th century in the Church of Santos Juanes in Valencia. They have shown that a certain type of micro-organism is capable of cleaning works of art in a fast, specific and respectful way as well as being non-toxic for the restorer and the environment.

via Bacteria That Clean Art: Restorers and Microbiologists Use Bacteria to Make Works of Art Shine Like New

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