New projects ahead!

Greetings Patrons and Friends,

As our Museums reopened last week, we want to bring you inside our halls following the fortunate few visitors that get to experience our beauty. Follow us to relive the days when you were able to visit us. We are looking forward to the day we will be welcoming you again.

Walking around the Vatican Museums from Vatican Patrons of the Arts on Vimeo.

A new crowdfunding project sponsored by
our Canada Chapter

The newest project is a four-panel medieval painting portraying scenes from the life of Saint Barbara, located in the Pinacoteca Gallery. The restoration cost is estimated around $25,000 – $30,000 USD. Work will commence this year; we are hopeful that our crowdfunding project will be successful to raise the necessary funds. All funds raised will be matched by the Canadian Chapter to a maximum of $20,000. The altarpiece was purchased in Italy between 1860- 1870 by Barone Max von Heyl, sold in auction in 1930 by the antique collector Hugo Helbing di Monaco, and finally donated to the Vatican Museums in 1935 by Joseph Clemens of Bavaria.

Follow our Canada Chapter on their website to find out more.

A visit to our restoration lab
The Triptych of the Madonna
and Child with Saints

During this last months our restoration laboratories never stopped working, here you can see our restorer Marco Pratelli in the painting laboratory while taking care of the beautiful Triptych of the Madonna and Child with Saints.
This is a New York Chapter sponsored project in honor of Lee Romanelli.

With its arched compartments, originally from the altar of St. Acocio in the Church of Santa Maria Maddalena in Pesaro, the triptych arrived in the Vatican after it was sold to unknown persons in the commune of Pesaro around 1861. Documentation began in 1909, the year in which it was exhibited in the first room of the Pinacoteca of Pius X.

Coming soon
our next Report Volume

We are happy to share the cover of our next newsletter coming to your mail in the next few weeks.