New Sensor Network Protecting Art in NY Museum

In this photo provided by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Paolo Dionisi Vici, associate research scientist in the Department of Scientific Research at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, left, and Hendrik Hamann, Research Manager at IBM, discuss a new environmental sensor system that will be deployed at the Clositers Museum in New York, Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Hamann holds an example of one of the sensors that will monitor the climate in the museum and help preserve its walls. (AP Photo/Metropolitan Museum of Art)

NEW YORK (AP)The Metropolitan Museum of Art is announcing Thursday that a network of wireless environmental sensors designed to prevent damage to the collection is being tested at its Cloisters branch.

Read more about the new monitoring program and the need for climate control for the collections in the June 8, 2011 Associate Press story by Jim Fitzgerald on the AP website.