“New light” for the Raphael Rooms of the Vatican Museums
“New light” for the Raphael Rooms of the Vatican Museums

“New light” for the Raphael Rooms of the Vatican Museums

1 June 2017

Following the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms too will shine with new light thanks to the new lighting system that, with more than 2400 LED, will enable the frescoed masterpieces by the Urbino genius Raphael Sanzio to be admired as never before.

The lighting project, the work of OSRAM, will be presented on Thursday 1 June in the same Room of the Segnature of the Vatican Museums, beneath the “School of Athens” and in the presence of Barbara Jatta, director of the Vatican Museums, Antonio Paolucci, former Director of the Pope’s Museums, Fr. Rafael Garcia de la Serrana Villalobos, director of Technical Services of the Governorate of Vatican City State, Mark Zwerner, spokesperson for the president of Osram, Olaf Berlien, and Carlo Maria Bogani, executive director of the OSRAM project.

The new lighting, enhancing the enjoyment of the masterpieces through an unprecedented rendering of the colours, is intended to confirm the Vatican’s commitment to the protection and appreciation of the artistic heritage conserved, at the same time expressing particular attention to energy saving and respect for the environment.