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How we almost lost the Mona Lisa

In Uncategorized on May 18, 2009 at 9:04 pm

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In this article by Cristina Ruiz of the Art Newspaper, we learn how the world almost lost the Mona Lisa when it was on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1963.  One night, a sprinkler malfunction occurred and the painting was doused with water for several hours.  The story is one of many from Thomas Hoving, in his memoir.

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