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New climate-control systems to preserve Sistine Chapel

June 18, 2014

The Vatican has plans to install a new climate-control system in the Sistine Chapel, to preserve the renowned Michelangelo works.

The new system—replacing an older system that was installed in the 1990s—will be in place by the autumn of this year, the Vatican has announced. The new system will have much greater power, while using more efficient energy-saving techniques.

Along with the Carrier climate-control system, the Vatican Museums have also reached an agreement with United Technologies Corporation to provide for fire detection and suppression, video surveillance, electronic security, and other systems ensuring the safety of the buildings and visitors.


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