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It’s not a birthday without a gift. On the occasion of its 500th anniversary, the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden ordered a new frame for its most prominent artwork, the Sistine Madonna.

Concealed behind the new tabernacle frame is a modern display case manufactured by REIER that offers the necessary security for Raffael’s painting. In keeping with the tradition of the previous installation the case enables a quick and safe removal of the painting in an emergency.
(image: David Brand, 2012, © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden)

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