DNews got an extremely rare view of Michelangelo's masterpiece, David, on Monday as restorers armed with brushes and vacuum cleaners dusted the marble statue.
The operation, which lasted about five hours, is considered routine maintenance for the famous work of art. During this round, a limited group of reporters were granted exclusive access to the restorers' scaffolding for close-up views of the sculpture.
"David needs dusting every 2-3 months on average. It's a procedure we have been carrying out regularly for the last 12 years to prevent dust damage the sculpture," Cecilie Hollberg, director of the Gallery of the Academy of Florence, where the world's most famous sculpture stands, told Discovery News.
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