Chapel of San Lorenzo in the Holy Stairs Opens...

As our Patrons know, the restoration of the Sanctuary of the Holy Stairs is one of our major projects. After a major preliminary study and completion of the […]

A Glimpse into the Museums’ Past Made...

The generosity of the International Chapter has made possible the restoration of four magnificent plaster casts by the multitalented artist Pietro Melandri. Most famous for his work with […]

A 4th Century Sarcophagus Commemorating Lost Loved...

Love can mean many things, but the Greek term “agape” is meant to convey love that is total and self giving. It is more than simple physical passion […]

Three Crosses Restored Thanks to Our Michigan...

Restorations are complete on three beautiful crucifixes!In 2007, Carlo and Lucia Barocchi donated three exquisite crosses to Pope Benedict XVI. One was a 14th century copper crucifix of […]

This Dashing Dacian Prince has Been Fully Restored...

With work beginning in 2012, we are happy to say that this colossal statue of a defeated prince has been fully restored and is ready for display. The […]

Wrapping Up Another Restoration: Vatican Mummy...

Thanks to the generosity of Cecil and Susan Hawkins of the Canadian Chapter, the Vatican Museums is proud to announce that the conservation of the Mummy of an […]

The Restoration of ‘Jesus in Front of...

The Passion of Christ is one of the most depicted narratives in the history of art. It was, and is, such an important part of the Catholic faith, […]

California Patrons Fund the Mass Spectrometer

When works of art are brought to the labs, there is not only the opportunity to restore them, but it is also possible to discover more about their […]

Focus on the Augustus of Prima Porta

On the occasion of two-thousandth anniversary of the death of the first emperor of Rome, the marble masterpiece Augustus of Prima Porta returns to the Vatican Museums following […]

Ohio Chapter’s Restoration of the First...

Traditionally, when a pope wanted to travel, he was carried in the sedia gestaoria: a chair carried on the shoulders of a number of papal attendants. Transportation at […]