I’m fairly certain that this floor had not been scrubbed since 1988.
It’s a theme with most of the things at this museum(s). I have spent the last year and a bit tackling the exhibition side of things and now that that is under control I’m starting in on other tasks; like cleaning and conservation. Last year I was not at our sister facility at all (where this picture was taken), and I will never again trust a student when they tell me they’ve mopped the floor. And although it took me all afternoon, things are spotless now and I no longer cringe when I walk through this room.
What annoying tasks have you done recently that you’d been putting off?