Hantai – Le Manteau de la Vierge

Simon Hantai completed Le Manteau de la Vierge in 1961 using his signature style, the “pliage” technique. Between 1960 and 1962, the artist experimented with this method, which […]

See you soon Zoe

As my time at the Patrons Office comes to an end, I look back on my experience with an ear-to-ear smile. The past three months have been the […]

See you soon Harriet

To say that this was a pretty cool summer internship would be an absolute understatement. As one might guess, working inside the Vatican Museums makes for a truly […]

Christ Saves Saint Peter from sinking in the Water

Giovanni Lanfranco’s “Christ saves Saint Peter from sinking in the water” is a baroque translation of Giotto di Bondone’s “Navicella” also featured in St. Peter’s Basilica in a […]

See you soon Catie

Saying goodbye has never been one of my strong suits and having to say goodbye to all the members of the Patron’s office is no exception. This summer […]

Bundu Costume

Although a rather foreign looking ensemble in the western world, the Bundu Costume bears connotations of femininity, fertility, and regard for the common good.  The costume is used […]

MEET THE MAN WITH THE KEYS TO THE VATICAN

BY GULNAZ KHAN PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALBERTO BERNASCONI Every morning Gianni Crea unlocks the doors to history. “The real privilege is being able, every day, to walk through this […]

Reopening with new layout of the Saint Paul archaeological area

On the eve of the Solemnity of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, and exactly five years since its first inauguration in 2013, the archaeological area of the […]

At the Table with the Gods. Illustrated Plates from the Carpegna Collections

July 4th, 2018 Sala XVII, Pinacoteca Following the culmination of the Metal Restoration Laboratory and the Vatican Museums Ceramics Department’s careful restoration work, a precious set of illustrated […]

The Patrons Office Welcomes Three Summer Interns

For the next three months, our office will host three interns to assist us during the busy summer season. Each of the interns has been assigned a project […]