New Cleaning Method for Artworks (image) Wiley Caption Oil-in-water nanocontainers within an aqueous polymer network were effective for the low-impact selective cleaning of painted and gilded surfaces. Interactions with the polymer (black in the schematic illustration) did not alter the structure of the microemulsion nanodroplets (light blue and red) significantly. A photograph of an equilibrated mixture of the microemulsion and the polymer is shown. Credit (C) Wiley-VCH 2009 Usage Restrictions Permission to use with appropriate credit and link to http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/anie.200904244 Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.