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Did Vatican Endanger Sistine Frescoes When It "Restored" Them?

January 22, 2013

"Ironically, the 'cleaning' of the ceiling, which arguably constitutes the greatest single restoration calamity of the 20th century, occurred at a time when picture restorers had skilfully rebranded themselves as safe, scientifically validated "conservators" of all that is valuable."

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