Atomic airbrush could save fire-damaged Monet

A fire-damaged painting by Claude Monet could be restored to its former glory, thanks to a technology designed to simulate the ravages of low-Earth orbit on spacecraft. Conservators at the institute are talking to space chemists at NASA’s Glenn Research Centre in Cleveland, Ohio, after hearing of their success in removing an overzealous art lover’s lipstick from an Andy Warhol painting. Their trick? They vaporise contaminants by blasting them with oxygen

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