PREPARATORY MODELS FOR THE BRONZE FIGURES OF THE CHAIR OF ST. PETER Long and arduous is the history of the Chair of St. Peter. In 1658, Pope Alexander […]

The Carpe Diem of Emotions

Seeing, feeling, creating. This, the process through which Medardo Rosso developed his sculptures. This Italian sculpture is well-known for his artistic rebellion towards the strict and un-emotional canons […]

The Astarita collection

The Astarita collection is an ensemble of Attic pottery and other Greek ceramics of Corinthian, Greek-Eastern, Laconic and Euboian origin that was donated to the Vatican, more precisely […]

Chinese horizontal painted scroll: The Great Wall of China

A Chinese proverb says “the person who says it cannot be done, should not interrupt the person doing it.” Would you believe a person who said they wanted […]

Greetings from the New Director of the PAVM, Fr. Daniel Hennessy L.C.

Several days after my arrival in Rome on January 6, I accompanied Fr Mark Haydu to the Patrons’ Office in the Vatican and after being greeted ceremoniously by […]

Gallery of the Candelabra

May 10, 2016 – 5.30PM CONFERENCE HALL – Vatican Museums The restoration of one of the most famous, well-transited and breathtaking areas in the Vatican Museums – The […]


April 1 – June 12, 2016 Cortile delle Corazze Among the several chapels that populate the museums, the palaces and the Vatican corridors, there is one named Chapel […]

Egyptian polychrome sandstone lid

Oftentimes a restoration project not only requires studying the principal materials and execution techniques inherent to the work, but is also an opportunity to research and test new […]

Fading Colors Still Create an Everlasting Message

Daring. Dazzling. Degrading? Abounding in bright colors and bold brushstrokes, Vincent Van Gogh’s uniquely creative work has withstood much criticism, and his Pietà also depicts a Truth that […]

Description of the restoration works carried out on three of the five volumes of the Library of the Vatican Museums

In this post we proudly present the program undertaken by the Paper Lab of the Vatican Museums, involving the restoration of three of the five books of the […]