The Pietà by Michelangelo housed in the Opera del Duomo in Florence, or the Bandini Pietà, is undergoing restoration work that began on November 23, 2019, and finishing in the summer of 2020. The public will be able to see all the stages of the restoration thanks to a specially designed “open” work site in the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo where […]
Restoration and Expansion of the Entire Study and Reading Rooms for the Drawing and Print Department – Uffizi Gallery
UFFIZI GALLERY ANNOUNCES NEW PRINTS AND DRAWINGS STUDY ROOM WITH THANKS TO FRIENDS OF FLORENCE FOUNDATION In mid-February 2016, new Uffizi Gallery director Eike Schmidt unveiled a new Study Center in the museum’s legendary Prints and Drawings Department. With some 177,000 works, including drawings by Michelangelo and Leonardo, the Uffizi’s graphics collection is one of […]
Niccolò di Pietro Gerini and Ambrogio di Badese: ‘The Misericordia Consign Abandoned and Lost Children to Their Adoptive Parents’ – Bigallo Museum
Cataloged and digitized the Museum’s collection of prints and drawings, which is now viewable online.
The Cantoria, Ten Sculpted Marble Relief Panels by Luca della Robbia – Museum of the Cathedral, Opera del Duomo
Luca della Robbia’s Cantoria for Florence Cathedral was commissioned in 1431 and initially served as an organ loft. It is currently housed in the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo. The Cantoria’s ten large relief panels illustrate the text of Psalm 150, which is inscribed on its front. Three of the panels, Boys Singing from a Book, Trumpeters and […]
This project created a major video installation about Herbert Horne, which has been on display at the museum since May 2013. The video mentions Friends of Florence’s work and notes the similarity/connection to Horne’s work in Florence a century ago in defending the architectural and artistic integrity of the city.
Friends of Florence commissioned Roberto Barni to create a sculpture in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the May 27, 1993 bombing of the Uffizi Gallery. The sculpture, I Passi d’Oro, was placed on the façade of the Uffizi and unveiled on May 27, 2013.