“An Updated Uffizi is Unveiled,” The New York Times article on the Botticelli Room

FLORENCE — If awards were given out among Italy’s art-rich museums, the Uffizi Gallery here would certainly vie for the greatest-hits prize, with such an abundant collection of Renaissance artworks that visitors often bypass seminal paintings in their rush to gawk at people pleasers like Botticelli’s “Spring” or “Birth of Venus.” That is expected to change with a reorganization of several rooms allocated to Early Renaissance art that opened on Monday. The new layout drastically modifies how the museum’s sizable collection of Botticelli paintings and works by Pollaiolo, Hugo van der Goes, Rogier van der Weyden and Domenico Ghirlandaio are exhibited, giving all the works sufficient space to shine.