Controversy over dusting at Canadian museum

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Paintings and objects at the Canadian War Museum have been filmed being cleaned by caretakers during a 3 month museum worker strike, the CBC has reported. Although the museum has stated that no artefacts have been damaged during the strike, footage on YouTube shows dust being removed from painting frames using fingers, and dusting cloths touching the surface of paintings. The actions were spotted by museum staff during a strike sit-in. Conservators are among the 420 workers currently on strike at the Canadian War Museum and the Canadian Museum of Civilization.