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    The city of Florence has opened an exhibit of restored Renaissance art treasures which were seriously damaged during the disastrous flood of 1966.

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    The city of Florence has opened an exhibit of restored Renaissance art treasures which were seriously damaged during the disastrous flood of 1966.

    The exhibit, which opened in March, is being held to show how much progress has been achieved in restoring the Florentine masterpieces to their original beauty. A second purpose is to demonstrate the techniques used int he restoration process itself.

    In the time since the River Arno broke its banks and sent tons of mud and debris into the city's many art galleries, Florence has received assistance from the international art world. Much of the aid was financial, but in may cases it consisted of technical help from art restoration experts who came to Florence from all over the world.

    The exhibit is on display in the Fortezza Da Basso, a restoration laboratory which has been in operation for the past 40 years. Despite its long background in work of this kind, the laboratory's restoration methods have advanced dramatically in the seven years since the flood. As a result, many of the damaged masterpieces have been saved from becoming total losses.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABBE5TMSD1DZ89KII7N98BCQEI
    Media URN:
    VLVABBE5TMSD1DZ89KII7N98BCQEI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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