NEW YORK ? It will take a good eye to spot them, but dozens of tiny, very modern works of art have been installed near the 15th-century unicorn tapestries and other medieval masterpieces at a New York City museum.

  • Paolo Dionisi Vici, research scientist at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, left, and Hendrik Hamann of  IBM hold new wireless environmental sensors that will be deployed at the Cloisters.

    Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Paolo Dionisi Vici, research scientist at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, left, and Hendrik Hamann of IBM hold new wireless environmental sensors that will be deployed at the Cloisters.

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Paolo Dionisi Vici, research scientist at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, left, and Hendrik Hamann of IBM hold new wireless environmental sensors that will be deployed at the Cloisters.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced this week that a network of wireless environmental sensors designed to prevent damage to the collection is being tested at its Cloisters branch.

The IBM sensors