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The Sistine Chapel Received a new Air Conditioning System

Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel is world famous and as it has grown in popularity in terms of visitors the air conditioning and lighting systems have had to be upgraded to ensure the frescos are preserved.

Currently the amount of people that visit each year pose a threat to the precious paintings so it was vital the temperature was kept at a constant so more visitors can enjoy the paintings for years to come.

Work was carried out on a brand new heating, ventilation and air conditioning system for the Chapel to ensure that the works of art created by Michelangelo did not deteriorate. The Vatican Museums have said that the new system was installed by Carrier who are an American air conditioning company and they have installed a system that had minimum noise and would limit the amount of air movement around the paintings. Continue reading