The Online catalogue of the Vatican Museums presents essential information regarding the mobile works of art (that is, excluding the spaces, buildings or their decorations) on display along the tour itinerary.
The database – still in the implementation phase and available at present only in Italian – is periodically updated, revised and expanded.
Currently it is possible to consult the data relating to the collections on display in the following museum sectors:
- Pio Clementino Museum
- Pius-Christian Museum
- Collection of Contemporary Art
- Tapestries Collection
- Gregorian Etruscan Museum (part)
- Lapidary Gallery (part)
- Christian Museum (part)
- Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo
- Antiquarium of Villa Barberini in Castel Gandolfo
For each work on display, it is possible to find the essential information, accompanied by one or more photographic images.
The routine activities of the Museums include the temporary removal or movement of the works on display for temporary exhibitions, restoration, new layouts, studies and research projects.
The Online catalogue is managed and updated by the Collections Registry and Central Catalogue of the Vatican Museums, in collaboration with different scientific departments.