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Michelangelo's David

From: Hans-Christoph von Imhoff <xoph>
Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2003
This is the initial part of a  very interesting article in todays
New York Times. It hits a trend, as all over meetings are announced
and held on patina, age, re-integration of appearance of art work,
surface appearance and treatment (ICOMOS in Munich in May, AIC in
June, Northumbria University in September, Dusseldorf (DRV) in
October etc.)

    Question for 'David' at 500: Is He Ready for Makeover?
    By Alan Riding
    July 15, 2003
    Copyright 2003 The New York Times Company
    <URL:http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/15/arts/design/15DAVI.html>

    Lorence, Italy - Five centuries after Michelangelo's "David" was
    unveiled in Florence's Piazza della Signoria, there is another
    contretemps about how to save this icon of youthful beauty from
    the ravages of time. Should the marble colossus be restored to
    its original perfection or simply cleaned of grime? Or should it
    learn to live with the inevitable streaks and blotches of
    venerable old age?

It goes into some detail.

Hans-Christoph von Imhoff
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