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Restoring the Scrovegni Frescoes

Restoring the Scrovegni Frescoes

Following a restoration costing more than $2 million, one of the world’s most famous fresco paintings, found in the Scrovegni chapel in Padua, Italy, is once again open to the public. The masterpiece by Giotto, which was commissioned by the artist’s Paduan patron Enrico Scrovegni, depicts a cycle of 100 biblical scenes and covers the walls and ceilings of the 700-year-old church. The restoration, a team effort led by Giuseppe Basile, director of the Central Institute for Restoration, required

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