Il San Girolamo dei Musei Vaticani 22 March – 22 June 2019Braccio di Carlo Magno On the occasion of the celebrations for the five-hundredth anniversary of the death of Leonardo da […]

Museums at Work

Representing the Mistery of the Trinity The restoration of the Interlandi “Throne of Grace” 22 March – 8 June 2019Room XVII, Pinacoteca On 22 March, on the occasion of the […]

An even more special Sunday at the Vatican Museums

31 March 2019 From 31 March, the by-now historic extraordinary free-of-charge opening on the last Sunday of the month will enable citizens and tourists from all over the […]

Tuesday 9 April Via Crucis in the Vatican

Delayed opening 9 April 2019 As is by now customary, in the time of Lent, on Tuesday 9 April the Vatican Museums, joining with all the Church who follows the Lord […]

What Sister Wendy Beckett, the Late Nun and Popular Art Historian, Taught Me About Being a Curator

She made me want to study art history. Article written by Carmen Hermo, January 8, 2019 – ArtNet News As a good Catholic teenager, I immediately fell for Sister […]

Renewed again for 2019 the cultural collaboration between the Vatican Museums and accredited tour operators

January – December 2019 The Directorate of the Museums, following the fruitful collaboration undertaken in recent years with a significant number of accredited tour operators, has developed further […]

18, 19 and 21 December the Pontifical Villas will be closed to the public

December 2018 On Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19 and Friday 21 December the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo will be exceptionally closed to the public to enable the employees […]

An Arnolfian bas-relief in Rome

Story of a restoration Thursday 13 December 2018 | 04.00 p.m. Conference Hall, Vatican Museums As the Christmas festivities approach, an Arnolfian bas-relief of the Nativity, as yet […]

Collections in dialogue

A masterpiece from the Museo Egizio in Turin recounted by the Vatican Museums 4 December 2018 – 30 June 2019 Room I, Gregorian Egyptian Museum A new exhibition […]

We open late on Friday 21 – but for a special reason!

21 December 2018 On Friday 21 December the doors of the Vatican Museums will be opened at 1.30 p.m., to enable all staff to accept the Holy Father’s invitation […]