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RSS FeedsHow museums fight fires, floods and climate change
(World News Science)


13 january 2018 19:33:33

How museums fight fires, floods and climate change
(World News Science)

By John Gittelsohn | Bloomberg News As flames lit up the hills just across the freeway, torching mansions, the thousands of works of art in the Getty Center hung unperturbed. Nobody did anything to them. They didn’t have to. The Getty’s bucolic setting on 750 acres of forested hills above Los Angeles would appear to expose it to the kinds of infernos still charring huge swaths of Southern California. But its setting is by design, part of an elaborate system of fireproofing to shield irreplaceable art as blazes bred by climate change pose a growing threat. A firefighter hoses down a home’s deck during the Skirball Fire in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles on Dec. 6,...
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