Michelangelo's David gets expensive clean-up
"In recent years we have spent nearly 500,000 euros ($544,000) to help preserve the masterpieces of Michelangelo," said Simonetta Brandolini d'Adda, head of the Friends of Florence non-profit.
|An Italian restorer from the Friends of Florence Association cleans Michelangelo's David, |
one of the world's most famous statues, at the Galleria dell'Accademia
in Florence on February 29, 2016 [Credit: AFP/Alberto Pizzoli]
A replica stands in the central Florence square once occupied by the towering statue, while the original has been moved into the museum to better protect it against pollution and the elements.
Source: AFP [March 01, 2016]