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For Immediate Release
October 18, 2016
UFFIZI’S BOTTICELLI ROOM REOPENS OCTOBER 18 AFTER RESTORATION
THANKS TO MAJOR GRANT FROM FRIENDS OF FLORENCE
Galleries housing beloved epic paintings, including
The Birth of Venus and Primavera by Italian master Botticelli, upgraded and reinstalled
Washington, DC…. After a significant series of upgrades and retrofitting made possible by a major grant by Friends of Florence, the Botticelli Room in the Uffizi Gallery, in Florence, Italy, reopens to the public on October 18, 2016. The $910,000 grant raised by the Washington-based organization enabled most of the 19 paintings by Sandro Botticelli, among the most widely recognized in the canon of Western art, to remain on display in Room 41 in the Gallery. Restoration of Room 41, also funded by Friends of Florence, was completed in July 2015.
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