Oxford University Museum of Natural History Roof Cleaning Process
The Oxford University Museum of Natural History houses the University of Oxford’s scientific collections of zoological, entomological and geological specimens. The Grade I-listed building has been a landmark tourist attraction and centre of learning ever since it first opened in 1860. It is also renowned as the location of the famous Huxley-Wilberforce debate on Darwin’s then recently published theories of evolution by natural selection.
Over 36 months the museum has undergone an extensive restoration project to clean and repair its vaulted glass roof and refresh its interiors. The works necessitated that each of the roof’s 8,500 diamond-shaped glass panels was painstakingly removed, cleaned and resealed.