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 […]

Pilgrimage of Russian Art – From Dionysius to Malevich

20 November 2018 – 16 February 2019 Braccio di Carlo Magno An exhibition event that, after two years, once again brings two museum institutions together: the Tretyakov National […]


Thursday 6 December 2018 | 04.00 p.m. Conference Hall, Vatican Museums Thursdays in the Museums this 6 December is an unmissable appointment for scholars and for all the […]

Join the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums on Pilgrimage to unveil the Beauty of Italy 

Rome, Castel Gandolfo, Vatican City June 12 – 20, 2019     CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE


On Saturday November 10, Italian & International Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums visited the Casa dei Cavalieri di Rodi, in Rome. In the eleventh century various […]