Reflections of Mariah:
Next time you find yourself at Parkwood Estate, I suggest look up! A new perspective of our adored mansion awaits you.
Additional Commentary from Samantha (Curator):
When we set out to do some of our ceiling work, and no coincidence that it paralleled reading week, I asked that the staff involved reflect on what their assigned chores were and write about the experience for me.
The work on the ceilings involved dry dusting, a mechanical process, to rid the ceilings of surface soils, cobwebs and cocoons. We used several materials, two kinds of brushes with sable bristles; a special conservation sponge for flat surface cleaning (not a magic eraser); Q-tips(TM) for bugs and cocoons.
A wet cleaning process is possible, but for that work or paint infills/touch ups a licenced conservator would be hired and is currently not needed or in the budget.