From restorations of ancient sarcophagi, to the delicate texture of a Chinese Bridal Dress, to the most cutting-edge technology available, the newest issue of the Patrons’ newsletter runs the gamut. Along the way we celebrate the generosity of our patrons and what incredible work their support has allowed us to achieve.
Beautiful images augment the stories of our work from the past several months. Updates on the work of many of our specific chapters are highlighted and the issue features a behind-the-scenes interview with one of our most accomplished conservationists, Stefania Pandozy. In addition, there is an update from Mary Angela Schroth regarding the fanfare that accompanied the inauguration of the restorations at the Chapel of S. Lorenzo at the Holy Stairs – one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the world.
A letter from the Director, Fr. Mark Haydu, frames our spring and summer, outlining our most recent accomplishments and giving glimpses into our future aspirations. Speaking of future facing, we have a piece on a new patrons based mobile application, Patrum. The free app for art lovers allows patrons to create a profile that gives them targeted art news based on their preferences. It also provides users with instant updates, exclusive content, and the ability to communicate within a community of restorers, fellow patrons, and anyone who is interested in the Vatican Museums collection. Please take a moment to download the app and let us know what you think!
When you have a chance, we invite you to piece through our publication and enjoy all the photographs and features. Also, please take a moment to take a look at photos of some of our newest members. We’re so excited to welcome them and we hope you will share this newsletter with anyone who is considering becoming a patron so that perhaps we can see their shining face in the next edition. We look forward to expanding our message and spreading our mission of spiritual and artistic understanding far and wide!