Sistine Chapel to return to “daylight”

lastjudgementIn 1980, the Vatican Museum decided to wall up the windows of the Sistine chapel to make sure that the daylight did not further damage the wonderful frescoes revealed to the world on October 31, 1512. Now, the Museum has found a way to bring daylight back into this marvelous hall, sort of. Some 7,000 LED energy saving points of light are being installed by the Osram lighting company that will simulate daylight as much as possible thereby enable the Cappella’s  five million annual visitor to better appreciate the marvelous colors that illustrate Michelangelo’s Universal Judgement and all the other frescoes of the vault he decorated.

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