The Asian Patrons of the Arts
in the Vatican Museums

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The Asian Patrons Of The Arts In The Vatican Museums (APAVM)

Aselected group of Asian benefactors dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of the vast collection of art contained in the Vatican.

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Beyond Hagia Sophia’s Museum By Rachel Choo

Much has been said concerning Hagia Sophia’s recent reconversion to a mosque. The perceived setback for Christianity notwithstanding, Hagia Sophia’s nature as a site for religious dialogue and cultural exchange is not just dependent on its being a secularist museum showcasing the juxtaposition of monotheistic faiths. Rather, it is intrinsic to the originally Orthodox cathedral’s location, construction, architectural fabric and intended function, which symbolize interface in several ways.

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Restoration of the Bramante Courtyard

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Upcoming Trip

Asia Chapter Visit 2021

Malta, Rome & The Vatican

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