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Representing the Mistery of the Trinity The restoration of the Interlandi “Throne of Grace”

22 March – 8 June 2019
Room XVII, Pinacoteca

On 22 March, on the occasion of the Easter period, the Vatican Museums open to the public an exhibition dedicated to the iconography and to the recent restoration of the Interlandi Throne of Grace (1485-1495), the work of the Flemish painter Vrancke van der Stockt (c. 1420-1495), conserved in the diocesan museum of Caltagirone, in Sicily.

The painting, which will be specially exhibited until 8 June in the Vatican Pinacoteca – before returning to its display site at the Monumental Complex of the Friars Minor Conventual of Caltagirone – may be admired by all visitors to the Museums following the scientific analyses and the conservation intervention performed in the Vatican laboratories.

The exhibition, curated by Adele Breda, is intended to introduce and explain the complex iconographic theme of the Throne of Grace through a brief educational pathway which illustrates some representations of the Trinitarian Mystery from late antiquity up to the fourteenth century.

 The Interlandi “Throne of Grace”: Art, History and Iconography – Adele Breda

Scientific Analyses of the Interlandi “Throne of Grace”– Diagnostic Laboratory of Conservation and Restoration

The Restoration of the Interlandi “Throne of Grace” – Painting and Wood Materials Restoration Laboratory

Useful info

Exhibition: Representing the Mystery of the Trinity. The restoration of the Interlandi “Throne of Grace” by Vrancke van der Stockt, of the diocesan museum of Caltagirone
Location: Room XVII, Pinacoteca, Vatican Museums
Duration: 22 March – 8 June 2019
Ticket: free and included in the Museums entry ticket
Opening hours: those of the Museums (entry from 09.00 a.m. – 04.00 p.m., closing at 06.00 p.m.)

N.B.: Free entry to the Vatican Museums and the exhibition every last Sunday of the month.
Opening hours: 09.00 a.m. – 02.00 p.m., last entry at 12.30 p.m.