Rembrandt's Night Watch undergoes live restoration

Amsterdam’s famed Rijksmuseum has begun the biggest ever restoration of Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch”.

Dubbed “Operation Night Watch”, the project is the “largest and most comprehensive research on Rembrandt’s masterpiece in history”, the museum said in a statement.

The multi-million-euro overhaul of the giant 1642 masterpiece, one of the world’s most famous paintings.

The museum has erected a huge glass cage around the painting so the public can see the work carried out live. It will also be streamed online so that “everyone in the world” can see.

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