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The breathlessness of the Sistine Chapel | Traveling Easy
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Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel affected by the passage of certain pollution 5 million visitors a year.All this human influx increases the moisture content and endangers the frescoes that made it famousWorldwide.  

Incriminated powder, sweat, hair, skin fragments, natural and synthetic fibers are deposited on surfaces painted by Michelangelo, Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, Pinturicchio, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Luca Signorelli, Piero di Cosimo and must be removed once every one or two years with the soft brush of goat. Sounding the alarm on the imminent danger is the director of Vatican Museums, Professor Antonio Paolucci.

To the men of our time - notes the director of Vatican Museums – is not given to produce works of art comparable to those of the past. There are and there will be, today, new Michelangelo Raphael and new. However, we can deploy, by conservazione del patrimonio, resources of creativity and intelligence not inferior to those who have put in those great works in art making, because the opportunities offered by science and technology today are virtually endless”.

And it is the technology that could get the help:inaftti the technique of 3D is the solution proposed by the Institute for Technologies Applied to Cultural Heritage. Would create a sort of Sistine Chapel 2 and it would be absolutely perfect imitation of the original because they played with accuracy and precision of modern digital technology that allows. the and three-dimensional virtual versions Michelangelo's frescoes could be placed in a location information, not far from the room. This would ensure a reduction of the flow of inbound tourists and therefore better control of environmental conditions inside the Chapel.

And the tourists what they think???