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  • Sistine Chapel aims for new heights with Olympics-style show

    Sistine Chapel aims for new heights with Olympics-style show

    Marco Balich, the artistic director for several past Olympics, is designing a multi-media show to bring the Vatican Museums to life for spectators. The multimedia presentation will feature a soundtrack by rock star Sting, and premier in Rome next year, and is expected to go on an international tour after it ends its stay in the Italian capital.

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  • Keeping the garden green: Vatican uses essential oils on outdoor art

    Keeping the garden green: Vatican uses essential oils on outdoor art

    The Vatican Museums and the Vatican City governor’s office — which includes the gardeners — are involved in a five-year project to develop ecologically friendly cleaning agents and techniques to clean, restore and maintain the 570 works of art on display outside in the Vatican Gardens. Those works include fountains, statues and stone plaques.

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  • Korea exhibit at Vatican shares history, peace through art

    Korea exhibit at Vatican shares history, peace through art

    An exhibit at the Vatican, called “Come in cielo cosi in terra” (“On earth as it is in heaven”), is the first-ever collaboration between the Vatican Museums and the Seoul archdiocese. It is also sponsored by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the South Korean embassy to the Holy See. The exhibit outlines, chronologically, the history of Catholicism in Korea from its start through the present time. It includes religious books and objects, as well as Korean religious art.

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