Creator: Kaat Sneiders & Marjolijn Debulpaep
Introduction: After their extraordinary history,six magnificent train wagons lie in a workshop declared unusable by the fire department.The owner decides to hermetically seal the wagons against light and – capital mistake – heating as well.
This awakens incubated populations and they infest every nook and cranny of the interiors. The organisms play a double role: of aggressors and of saviours. Saviours because this prodigious infestation so alarms experts that a conservation project is ultimately launched.The wagon doors are thrown open and we -the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage in Brussels (KIK-IRPA) –become the next witnesses to this unique heritage.
Reference: Kaat Sneiders & Marjolijn Debulpaep, ‘Historical trains invaded by fluffy stuff. Mould issues in six historical train interiors: treatment and follow-up’, Big Stuff 2015
|Sneiders, Kaat, & Debulpaep, Marjolijn. (2015). Historical trains invaded by fluffy stuff. Mould issues in six historical train interiors: treatment and follow-up. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4087415|