The Menorah: Worship, History, and Legend

15 May-23 July 2017   “You shall make a menorah* of pure beaten gold—its shaft and branches—with its cups and knobs and petals springing directly from it. Six branches […]

“The Life of a Swiss Guard, A Private View” in Washington, DC

The Exhibition was unveiled Thursday night at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception with welcome remarks from Msgr. Walter Rossi of the Basilica, Most Rev. […]

Life of a Swiss Guard at the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts Museum

The photography exhibition, Life of a Swiss Guard: A Private View has been open to the public from February 4 through March 25, 2017 at Faneuil Hall on […]

Vatican Museums restorers save artworks in Italy’s earthquake zones

(Vatican Radio) Five restorers from the Vatican Museums are working to salvage works of art in churches and towns damaged in recent earthquakes in central Italy: that, according […]


INAUGURATION OF THE BRACCIO NUOVO Wednesday Dicember 21st, 2016 |  5:30PM BRACCIO NUOVO, VATICAN MUSEUMS Free Entrance from Viale Vaticano showing the invitation Starting from 5:00PM until 6:00PM […]


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 […]