Canada Chapter Visit

11 December 2019

In the past ten years, the Canada Chapter of the Patrons of the Arts has created a remarkable history for itself, restoring a wide array of artworks in the Vatican Museums. Leaders Tom and Debra Mauro, along with guide and professor Liz Lev, lead the patrons through a week of [...]

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Anima Mundi" Ethnological Museum of Vatican Museums

11 December 2019

On October 18, Pope Francis inaugurated the "Anima Mundi" Ethnological Museum and the Amazonia Exhibition at the Vatican Museums. “Beauty unites us. It invites us to live human brotherhood, countering the culture of resentment, racism, and nationalism which is always lurking,” the Holy Father said. “May this Ethnological Museum preserve [...]

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Our New Website

21 November 2019

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website! The design of the new website and the structure of information improves its overview and usability. The new design and colors now reflect the general PAVM image, makes it easier to navigate and is more user-friendly.Our website for the [...]

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Chapter Visits

21 November 2019

As we began to anticipate the arrival of autumn, so too were we preparing for visits from our Chapters, the first of which was Georgia and Michigan joined in one group, then followed by Louisiana. Their experience in the Vatican also included visiting restoration labs, privately touring the Gardens, and [...]

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Crivelli's Gold

21 November 2019

An exhibition on three Crivelli paintings restored thanks to the generosity of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums, commemorating 35 years of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Holy See. Read More

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Restoration on Bramante’s West Wall Begins

21 November 2019

Restoration on the Bramante Courtyard continues as the project enters its third stage of restoration--the West Wall. The scaffolding is now fully erected on the this wall, behind which tourists walk the galleries of the Candelabra and the former Vatican Library. In addition to continuing the application of the fresh [...]

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2019 Washington D.C. North American PAVM Leaders Meeting

01 October 2019

On September 13, the representatives of the fifteen PAVM Chapters present in North America, together with representatives of our PAVM Vatican Office and the North American Service Office gathered at the Mayflower in Washington D.C. Events took place across a three-day meeting to discuss Vatican Patrons' mission and legacy, kindly [...]

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Beauty Unites Us — Chinese Art from the Vatican Museums

22 May 2019

In 1925, Pope Pius XI (1857-1939) organized a major exhibition at the Vatican to showcase the beauty of cultures from across the globe, bringing together over 100,000 superb works of art, which aimed to demonstrate the Catholic Church’s high regard for the culture and artistry of all the peoples of [...]

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ONGOING RESTORATION PROJECTS Bramante Courtyard

08 April 2019

Within the sprawling complex of the Vatican Museums, the Bramante Courtyard is easily identifiable by its famous bronze pigna or pinecone sculpture mounted on a staircase designed by Michelangelo and flanked by two sculpted peacocks, copies of the birds that stood at Hadrian’s Tomb. The Courtyard connects the main galleries [...]

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Vatican Da Vinci on Loan at the MET

07 May 2018

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519), The MET will display the artist’s painting St. Jerome (begun ca. 1483). A special loan from the Vatican Museums, this monumental, exquisitely rendered painting is in an unfinished state, providing viewers with extraordinary insights into the artist’s [...]

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