|Present day art preservations work over (or under) the entire ceiling every year maintaining the work of Michelangelo as well as that of the original restoration team.|
|The Prophet Daniel, before and after the original 1985-94 restoration.|
|No, it's not some sci-fi monster but a movable platform from which preservation technician can work.|
|A master conservator demonstrates|
a technique for removing contaminants
from a Botticelli fresco in the Sistine Chapel.
|The preservation team at work.|
|Cleaning the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling. Barely noticeable in the photo is the long arm of the "Spider "(the Multitel SMX 250).|