Electronic monitors in Sistine Chapel record dust collection, climate changes
Catholic World News - December 21, 2011
Sensitive electronic monitors have been installed in the Sistine Chapel to track the collection of dust and changes in humidity that endanger the priceless artworks there, L’Osservatore Romano reports.
The sensors—“long and somewhat disturbing black tubes draped across the 15th-century murals from floor to ceiling”—are part of the campaign to preserve the works of Michangelo, Botticelli, and Perugino. They may be visible on January 6, when a papal Mass celebrated in the chapel will be televised in Italy.
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