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Church restoration. Restorer working on a fresco painted by the Italian Baroque artist Mattia Preti (1613-1699) in the Church of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Valletta, Malta. Catherine of Alexandria is the patron saint of the Italian Knights of Malta. Here, the restorer is using ultraviolet (UV) light to analyse the original brush strokes of the painting before restoration begins.
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