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Window cleaners

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by Kate C
Publish date
11 May 2011
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Early this morning, there were a few people on the Melbourne Museum plaza staring at the front of the building, watching a team of abseilers cleaning the glass facade. It's quite amazing seeing people dangling off the building, especially when you're at your desk and an unexpected visitor drops in!

Crew of window cleaners Crew of window cleaners at work on the facade of Melbourne Museum.
Image: Forbes Hawkins
Source: Museum Victoria
 

window cleaners People on the plaza watching window cleaners at work.
Image: Nicole Alley
Source: Museum Victoria
 

Window cleaner at work A view from the inside: window cleaner at work at Melbourne Museum.
Image: Forbes Hawkins
Source: Museum Victoria
 

The crew will be onsite for a few days to clean all the hard-to-reach windows around Melbourne Museum.

Cleaning the creek

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by Colin
Publish date
14 January 2011
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If you have wandered into the Forest Gallery in the new year, you may have noticed that the creek looks much clearer. Just before Christmas 2010, Live Exhibits staff got together to clean ten years' worth of silt and sludge that had built up since the opening of the gallery. It was a tough and dirty job, but the end result was well worth it when the clean water was turned back on.

First we had to drain the creek.......

Forest Gallery creek being drained. The Forest Gallery creek drained of its water.
Source: Museum Victoria
 

...so we could remove all the rocks.....

Removing the creek rocks Removing the creek rocks.
Source: Museum Victoria
 

...and scoop out all the stinky mud!

Scooping out mud Scooping out ten years' worth of mud from the creek's base.
Source: Museum Victoria
 

With all of the rocks washed and returned...

Clean rocks in creek bed Squeaky-clean rocks back in position
Source: Museum Victoria
 

...we could fire up the pump...

Forest Gallery pump The pump that circulates water through the Forest Gallery
Source: Museum Victoria
 

...and let the water flow. C'est fini!

Clean Forest Gallery creek. Sparkling, crystal-clear Forest Gallery creek.
Source: Museum Victoria
 

Links:

Forest Secrets

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