Tag: Vatican Museums

Vatican closes St. Peter’s Square, Basilica to tourists through April 3

Vatican closes St. Peter’s Square, Basilica to tourists through April 3

| Carol Glatz | March 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

In cooperation with Italian emergency measures, the Vatican has closed St. Peter’s Square and Basilica to tourists starting March 10 through April 3.

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Vatican Museums loan Leonardo da Vinci work for special anniversary

Vatican Museums loan Leonardo da Vinci work for special anniversary

| By Carol Zimmermann | July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is marking the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci with a painting by the artist that will draw crowds but also pay solemn tribute to the larger-than-life Italian Renaissance painter, architect and inventor.

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Vatican Museums to launch full virtual tour to increase accessibility

Vatican Museums to launch full virtual tour to increase accessibility

| December 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the technology support department at the Vatican Museums, Villanova University student Justin Myers is spending a semester creating virtual tours of galleries, part of a larger project to make the museums accessible to everyone.

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Art as you’ve never seen it: New film highlights Pope Francis’ vision

Art as you’ve never seen it: New film highlights Pope Francis’ vision

Titled “My Idea of Art,” the 45-minute film is based on the book of the same name, authored by Pope Francis after Italian journalist Tiziana Lupi transcribed it from a sit-down interview with the pope in May 2015.

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Helping to preserve world’s great artwork

Helping to preserve world’s great artwork

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | December 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Local chapter of Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums supports the restoration and care of valuable artifacts

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Arts group reaches out to Vatican to help preserve human history

Arts group reaches out to Vatican to help preserve human history

| June 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Members of the Minnesota and North Dakota Chapter of Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums plan to fund a new laboratory for the restoration of existing plasters and for the creation of new plaster casts of the famous works of art in the Vatican, said Johan van Parys, chapter chair and liturgy direc­tor at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis.

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