After roof cleaning: Sunlight ‘destroying’ priceless specimens at Oxford Museum

The Telegraph has reported on a case of building restoration where the cleaning of dilapidated glass roof of the city’s Natural History Museum, as part of its £2m restoration, the cleaning of the glass  roof has let in so much sunlight that the museum’s priceless specimens are suffering ‘rapid and irreversible’ damage.

The Telegraph writes:

When Oxford University unveiled the results of a £2 million project to restore the dilapidated glass roof of the city’s Natural History Museum, the curators claimed they had secured the future of the magnificent Victorian institution for generations to come.

But now university authorities have been forced back to the drawing board, after admitting that removing 150 years of dirt from the glass tiles that line the building’s roof has let in so much sunlight that the museum’s priceless specimens are suffering ‘rapid and irreversible’ damage.

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