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Lesson 3 : Taking Care of Art / Part 2: Caretakers



How can the Southwest Pieta be protected?

The conservator recommends washing, sun drying, and hand wiping the surface and mechanically removing any remaining soil by hand with small tools.

Once the surface is clean and any restorations are completed, he recommends applying a wax coat to the entire surface, such as that used on fiberglass car bodies and pleasure boats.

And finally he recommends that before and after photographs be taken to document the changing condition of the sculpture.


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