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Cleaning Historic MonumentsAug 16
Cleaning Historic Monuments
Ever wondered how professionals go about cleaning historic monuments? Great Britain’s rich history depends on careful work to ensure that future generations can benefit.
In a culturally rich and diverse country, such as the United Kingdom, there are numerous national treasures that require maintaining. As many of us become aware of the environmental impact of what we do, we come to realise that preservation can sometimes be a tricky task to carry out.
The country boasts thousands of statues and monuments, commemorating a large number of people and events. Each monument acts as a reminder of our past.
The maintenance of such monuments is an ongoing task and one that is not without it’s difficulties. Traditional methods of maintaining monuments often produced great immediate results but have subsequently led to the erosion of some of our best loved historic symbols.
A number of UK specialists have started to take a new look at the process of cleaning and renovating the nation’s heritage.
At the core of their methodology is the requirement to use methods that are efficient and also friendly to the environment.
The top priority must always be, of course, to remain friendly to the future of the monument concerned.
Recent work on the Coventry Blitz Memorial is an excellent example of how sensitive cleaning work can really heighten the appeal of a monument. The Blitz Memorial was originally constructed to honour more than 1200 Coventry residents who were killed during Second World War raids.
Over time, the monument had suffered from erosion and from the impact of pollutants.
The team from EcoLogic Systems stepped in to restore the structure, bringing back its natural white appearance.
The non-abrasive cleaning techniques ensured that the monument would not be damaged.
The Coventry Blitz Memorial stands as a reminder to all of us. Maintaining such monuments is vital to the future of the country.
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