Sources: Journal of Cultural Heritage on ScienceDirect, University of Florence [press release; translated], [second press release; translated], ANSA.it
quote: The biggest question going ahead is how to conserve the statue. There are no clear answers based on the study, but following through with the plans to move it to an earthquake-proof room would be a good start.
quote: As someone already posted, the best bet is to drill inside it in-situ and reinforce it from the inside. Either that or dismember it, drill in reinforcement rods, and reassemble it. Yes, sounds horrible, but it would be preferable to waiting for it to fall apart and break on its own, then reinforce and reassemble it along non-ideal fracture lines.