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A New Light on Michelangelo

After five centuries, the magnificent frescoes on the walls and ceiling of the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel can now be seen in all of their glory thanks to a new LED lighting system. The unobtrusive 7,000 LEDs provide a surprisingly subtle, … Continue reading

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Oops, We Almost Missed It…

February is Library Lovers’ Month and somehow we almost missed it. This month-long series of events is a celebration of school, public and private libraries.

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Does the Pope Need a Library Card ?

The magnificent Vatican Apostolic Library is set to reopen next Monday following a three-year $11.5 million renovation, with 21st century technology added to safeguard priceless incunabula, manuscripts and books dating back as far as the 1st century. Each one of … Continue reading

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