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Sharing Conservation III
The social impact of conservation
A mission for the development of marginalised societies and cultures

Workshop

For the third year, the Sharing Conservation series of workshops conceived and organized by the Vatican Museums Ethnic Materials. Workshop will be held in collaboration with the Vatican Ethnological Museum, to promote an exchange of information and experience in the fields of conservation and restoration. The meeting, which will take place on Tuesday 18 November in the museum spaces, will be dedicated to the theme, "The social impact of conservation. A mission for the development of marginalised societies and cultures".
Registration at the conference is open until 5 November 2014.
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The humility and courage that changed history
John XXIII - John Paul II
Exhibition

A photographic exhibition dedicated to the two Popes will accompany the canonisation of Blesseds John XXIII and John Paul II. Housed and organised by the Vatican Museums, together with CTV and the Photographic Service of the Osservatore Romano, the exhibition "The humility and courage that changed history" will illustrate, through 120 photographs and several videos, the salient characteristics of two intense and incisive pontificates.
Opens to the public on 24 April.

Press release

Access to the exhibition is included in the Museums entry ticket.

Verbum Domini II - the Word of the Lord
God's Word goes out to the Nations

Exhibition

VERBUM DOMINI II, God's Word goes out to the Nations, an exhibition organised by the Museum of the Bible, opened to the public on 2 April in the Vatican's Charlemagne Wing. The initiative, which displays a rich and rare collection of biblical documents and artefacts, aims to bring the history of the Sacred Scriptures to the public.


Free admission to the exhibition.

Aplar 5
Conference

On the days 18, 19 and 20 September 2014, the Vatican Museums will be protagonists, in their role as promoters, of Aplar 5, a three-day conference dedicated to laser technology and its application in the field of restoration. The conference, now at its fifth edition, will compare the possibilities, problems and results of current technologies in the conservation of cultural assets. Contacts



Participation upon registration beginning from 30 May 2014.

The Profane Museum from its origins to the time of Pius VI
Study days

The history of the Profane Museum, from its origins until the pontificate of Pius VI, and its precious collections, are the theme of a study day organised by the Vatican Museums, which will take place on Monday 16 December. The focus of the meeting, which will involve the participation of authoritative scientific figures, will be eighteenth-century museography, the archaeological material in the collection and its provenance, the copper places and prints of the National Institute for Chalcography, the numismatic cabinet, Valadier's display cabinets and studies relating to various specific sectors of the collections.



Free admission on presentation of the programme.

Santiago Calatrava. The metamorphoses of space
Exhibition

The exhibition "Santiago Calatrava. The metamorphoses of space" opens to the public on Thursday 5 December, in the monumental spaces of the Carlemagne Wing in the Colonnade of St. Peter's Square. Organised by the Vatican Museums and the Pontifical Council for Culture and curated by Micol Forti, the exhibition presents, through 140 of his works, the complex and multi-form artistic production of this celebrated Spanish architect and engineer.
Edizioni Musei Vaticani Catalogue - Press release



Free entry to the exhibition.

The Tomb of the Warrior of Tarquinia
Study meeting

Based on the presentation of the book by A. Babbi and U. Peltz, "La Tomba del Guerriero di Tarquinia", a study meeting will be held on Friday 29 November at 3 p.m., organised by the Vatican Museums and the Germanic Archaeological Institute of Rome. The study day will compare the results of systematic and multidisciplinary research on one of the most significant italic tomb environments, dating from around 730 B.C., at the transition from proto-history to history.


Free admission on presentation of the programme.

Biorestoration in the Vatican Museums
Study Day

Even the restoration of monuments can respect the environment. This is the theme proposed in a topical encounter between art and ethics, the new methodology of "Biorestoration", to which the Vatican Museums will dedicate a Study Day on 10 October. Organised by the Laboratory for the Restoration of Paintings and the Diagnostic Laboratory for Conservation and Restoration, the meeting will compare different institutions and experiences.
Info: biorestauro.musei@scv.va



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Archaeological area of the Monks' Orchard of St Paul Outside-the-Walls
Inauguration

As part of the initiatives promoted for the Year of Faith, the inauguration of the archaeological area in the Monks' Orchard of St Paul Outside-the-Walls will take place on Thursday 27 June. The site, of great historical and religious interest, came to light between 2007 and 2009. The project for the study, conservation, restoration and exposition of the site has involved the collaboration of important institutions such as the Vatican Museums, the Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology, and the University of Rome "La Sapienza", as well as the Abbey and the Basilica of St Paul Outside-the-Walls. The site will be open to pilgrims and visitors from 1 July.
Information for visitors - Itinerary



Free admission on presentation of the invitation.


Restoration of the carts of the Regolini-Galassi tomb
Presentation of restoration work

Just over two months after the presentation of Etruscanning, the celebrated Regolini-Galassi Etruscan tomb again becomes the focus of attention on Tuesday 18 June, with a study day organised by the Vatican Museums and the CNR-ISMA, entirely dedicated to the study and restoration of three ancient carts found among the funerary goods. The Etruscan vehicles, again on display at the Gregorian Etruscan Museum, return to public view and admiration in their new reconstructed forms.


Free admission on presentation of the invitation.

Saint Peter's Pietà
In memory of 21 May 1972
Study Day

On 21 May 1972 Michelangelo's Pietà was disfigured as the result of a deranged attack. Over 40 years later, on 21 May 2013, to commemorate that ill-omened day, the Vatican Museums and the Fabric of Saint Peter will hold a study day to retrace the history of the extraordinary and pioneering restoration works subsequently carried out on Michelangelo's marble masterpiece.
Registration: convegnopieta.musei@scv.va



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Etruscanning
Project presentation

The renowned Etruscan tomb, Regolini-Galassi, reconstructed in 3D and reunited virtually with the grave goods conserved in the Vatican Museums' Gregorian Etruscan Museum. On 4 April at 10.00 there will be the presentation of the European "Etruscanning" project and the opening of the virtual reality installation created by CNR ITABC. Innovative digital technology meets art and education!


Free admission on presentation of the invitation.

General guide to the Vatican City
Book presentation

The first and so far only "General guide to the Vatican City" has been published; it is the fruit of a collaborative project between three important publishing houses, the Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Edizioni Musei Vaticani and Editoriale Jaca Book. This slim but valuable volume, edited by over 30 specialists and available in six languages, will be presented on Thursday 14 February at 11 am in the Vatican Museums. The authors and editors will attend the presentation.


Free admission on presentation of the invitation.


Herity 2012
How the cultural heritage is communicated?

4th International Conference

On 5, 6 and 7 December 2012 the Vatican Museums will host the fourth edition of the international meeting on Cultural Heritage, organised by HERITY Itallia for six years now, with the involvement of scholars, decision makers, students and citizens from over 30 countries. Organised in partnership with UNESCO, UN-WTO and ICCROM, this year the conference will have the title of "How the cultural heritage is communicated?", and will aim to evaluate the quality of the transmission of the cultural message by means of a comparative analysis of the various means of communication, strategies and results achieved.


Register for admission within November 30th 2012.

Ethnos
Vatican Museums Ethnological Collection

Catalogue Presentation

Ethnos is the evocative title of the first general catalogue dedicated to the vast and complex Ethnological Collections of the Vatican Museums. The new text to be published by Edizioni Musei Vaticani is enriched with an extensive iconographical guide, and presents as the true protagonists of the collections not the objects themselves, but rather the peoples of whom these works are an authentic cultural expression.


Free admission on presentation of the invitation.

Monuments at war
1939 - 1945 London Paris Rome Berlin

International Conference

The Conference, organised by the Vatican Museums, National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome and the Association ANISA, and curated by Micol Forti and Teresa Calvano, compares the events that during the Second World War involved the museum collections and monumental heritage of the principal European capitals. The Conference will compare the situations, institutions and responses adopted by the various countries for the protection of their historic centres and for safeguarding their works of art.


Free admission on presentation of the invitation.

Ceramica greca a figure nere di produzione non attica
La collezione Astarita nel Museo Gregoriano Etrusco

Book Presentation

Ten years after the first publication on the Astarita Collection of the Gregorian Etruscan Museum, a new book in the series of Ancient Painted Vases of the Vatican (Edizioni Musei Vaticani) is to be published; by the same author, Mario Iozzo, it is dedicated to Greek black figure ceramics of non-Attic production. This new publication will be presented at 16.00 on 6 November at the Vatican Museums.


Free admission on presentation of the invitation.

Perle del Concilio
dal tesoro del Vaticano II

Book presentation

Two hundred authoritative figures, from both within the ecclesiastical world and outside, offer brief commentaries on 365 quotations from the documents of the Second Vatican Council. This is the new book, "PERLE DEL CONCILIO – dal tesoro del Vaticano II" (PEARLS FROM THE COUNCIL - from the treasure of Vatican II), edited by the theologian Marco Vergottini and published by Edizioni Dehoniane Bologna. It will be introduced in Rome at the Vatican Museums, on Tuesday 9 October, with presentations by Cardinals G. Ravasi and A. Scola, and the Archbishop B. Forte.


Entrance upon invitation.

Sharing Conservation II
Earth. Ethnographic Heritage. Knowing Earth, Conserving Cultural Identities, Sharing Responsibility for Heritage

Workshop

On 4 and 5 October 2012, the Polymaterial Laboratory of the Vatican Museums revisits Sharing Conservation, presenting a second edition dedicated to the material Earth and its characteristics in the ethnographical collections. The two day workshop will constitute a valuable occasion for the comparison of different approaches to conservation at an international level, within the aim of promoting Sustainable Conservation and Restoration.


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ETRUSCANS
The heroic ideal and the shining vine

Exhibition Presentation

On Thursday 8 March there will be a Vatican preview at the Pope's Museums of the large and exhaustive exhibition on Etruscan Civilization that the Palazzo Mazzetti in Asti will host from the 17 March on. Curated by Alessandro Mandolesi of the University of Turin and by Maurizio Sannibale, Head of the Department of Etrusco-Italic Antiquities in the Vatican Museums, the exhibition will showcase 343 artefacts, many of them unpublished, from the Pontifical Collections and from Italy's leading museums.


Free admission on presentation of the invitation.

VERBUM DOMINI
the Word of the Lord

Exhibition

To mark the 400th anniversary of the "King James Bible", the exhibition VERBUM DOMINI, the Word of the Lord, will be inaugurated in the exhibition spaces of the Vatican's Charlemagne Wing on 1st March. Held under the auspices of the Pontifical Council of Culture, the exhibition will aim to make the history of Holy Scripture more accessible to the general public by presenting a rich and rare collection of biblical texts and documents from The Green Collection.


Free admission to the exhibition.

Giorgio Torraca
Culture and creativity in conservation

Conference

The Vatican Museums are among the promoters of the conference being held in the Vatican on 3 February 2012 and dedicated to the complex figure of Giorgio Torraca, leading scientist in the field of restoration, who died in September 2010.


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Religion, Nature and Art
Conference

The Conference on the 13 and 14 October 2011, sponsored and jointly organized by the Ethnological Museum of the Vatican Museums and by the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, is dedicated to the relationship between Religion, Nature and Art. The two days of meetings will focus on the attention of the Catholic world on nature, emphasizing how an ecological awareness is present, through art, also in other cultures and religions.


Entrance upon invitation.

Sharing Conservation
Several approaches to the conservation of art made with different materials

Study Day

The Vatican Museums are promoting an international study day, Sharing Conservation, on interdisciplinary collaboration in the conservation of works of art made of several materials, based on up-to-date collaborative approaches. The Study Day is scheduled for 4 October 2011 by prior registration.


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Man, the Face, the Mystery. Masterpieces from the Vatican Museums
Exhibition Presentation

The latest exhibition displaying fifty works of art deriving from the Pontifical Galleries stems from the collaboration between the Vatican Museums and the Republic of San Marino. This exhibition documents the way in which artists, ancient and modern, have represented human features in their research to reflect, especially through facial characteristics, the soul. The exhibition will be presented by the curators: Antonio Paolucci and Giovanni Gentili, 14 July 2011.


Free admission on presentation of the invitation.

The rediscovery of a Correggio
The Vatican Correggio from the Triptyque of Santa Maria della Misericordia

Press Conference

The Vatican Pinacoteca rediscovers a Correggio thanks to research and studies undertaken by the Il Correggio Foundation together with the Diagnostic Laboratory for Conservation and Restoration of the Vatican Museums. Presentation on 27 June 2011 of the steps taken to attribute the painting of Christ the Redeemer that legitimised the signature of the painter.


Free admission on presentation of the invitation.

Heavenly Splendour. Raphael, Dürer and Grünewald paint the Madonna
Exhibition Presentation

Presentation in the Vatican of the exhibition "Heavenly Splendour. Raphael, Dürer and Grünewald paint the Madonna". The Curartors, Arnold Nesselrath and Andreas Henning, present this exceptional event which sees the two masterpieces by Raphael finally reunited in the Dresden Pinacoteca: the Sistine Madonna and the Madonna of Foligno, which to commemorate the official visit of the Holy Father to Germany, will leave the Vatican Museums for the first time.


Free admission on presentation of the invitation.

TAMO. Tutta l'Avventura del Mosaico
Press Conference

The exhibition TAMO. Tutta l'Avventura del Mosaico, inaugurated last May in the San Nicolò Complex in Ravenna, reaches the Vatican Museums, for a special presentation Beyond the Tiber. Appointment Tuesday 14 June at 11.30 am, in the Sala Conferenze - Vatican Museums.


Free admission on presentation of the invitation.


The genius of Lorenzo Lotto presented by Antonio Paolucci

Narrated by the Director of the Vatican Museums, and through images of the film director, Luca Criscenti, on Tuesday 31 May 2011 at 16.00 hours, in the Conference Hall of the Museums, the visitor is guided into the secrets of paintings by a renowned artist, among the constellation of the great of sixteenth century Italian art.


Free admission on presentation of the invitation.