- Sep 30, 2020
A restoration of one of Michelangelo’s sculptures of the Madonna and Christ has uncovered previously unknown details, including the artist’s tool marks, that had been hidden under centuries of dust and wax.
The rector of Rome’s Saint Marcellus church, which houses the so-called “miraculous crucifix” believed to have been damaged during a prayer event with Pope Francis, has said that the harm is not serious as has been reported and they are expecting to get the priceless treasure back soon.
A team of Vatican restorers are completing the final phase of a 20-year effort to repair the sanctuary of the Holy Stairs and clean its 18,300 square feet of frescoes.
The old colonial palace high in the Andes and crowded with treasures from Peru’s bygone golden age feels more like an emergency room than a workshop for recovering damaged artwork.
Outrage has been sparked in a town in northern Spain over the botched renovation of a 16th-century wooden sculpture of St. George, which was repainted by a local arts and crafts teacher.
The Braccio Nuovo Gallery, located inside the Vatican Museums, will reopen to the public after a $2.4 million makeover, having been closed for seven years. The gallery is filled with stunning marble busts and statues dating back to the height of the Roman Empire.