Priceless Raphael Falls Victim to Faulty AC

September 3, 2014 12:44 PM

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Priceless Raphael Falls Victim to Faulty AC

Raphael’s Deposition (1507), one of the highlights of the Galleria Borghese’s collection, has been severely damaged because of a faulty air conditioning system in the Rome museum, the Independent reports.

A High Renaissance masterpiece, the wood panel became warped in the Italian summer heat. Staff have done their best to save it, but with an AC described by director Anna Coliva as “completely worn out” there was little they could do. The staff initially used improvised methods such as opening the wi...

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