The TATE NANORESTART science team and painting conservator Rachel Barker have started working on Whaam! 1963 by Roy Lichtenstein.

Whaam! is comprised of three different paint types, and this makes cleaning particularly challenging. This challange may be alleviated by the novel cleaning strategies introduced through the NANORESTART project.

In order to perform preliminary cleaning tests, several mockups were prepared by TATE researchers, mimicking the original artist's techniques. Samples are currenlty being artificially aged before proceeding to the next step.

Further information about this part of TATE researchers work is reported in the NANORESTART section of TATE website.

Updates will be soon available there and in the Achievements section of the NANORESTART project.