The Madonna of the Stairs and the Battle of the Centaurs, and the Refurbishment of the Room of Marbles

Michelangelo Buonarroti’s The Madonna of the Stars and The Battle of the Centaurs, and the Refurbishment of the Room of Marbles Restoration Site: Museo della Casa Buonarroti, Florence Owner: Museo della Casa Buonarroti Work Directors: Jennifer Celani, Alessandro Cecchi Restorers: Daniela Manna, Marina Vincenti Photography: Antonio Quattrone for the restoration of Michelangelo’s works, Claudio Giusti for the refurbished Room of […]

Michelangelo’s Pieta, Opera Del Duomo

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 […]

Palazzo Vecchio Bronzino Portrait Laura Battiferri

Restoration of Agnolo Bronzino’s 1552 portrait of Laura Battiferri, an eminent poet, intellect, and dear friend of the artist, has been completed.  The painting in the holdings of the Museo di Palazzo Vecchio was restored for the exhibition The Medici: Portraits and Politics 1512-1570 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (June 26 – October 11, 2021), […]

Juno Terrace and Verrocchio’s Putto with a Dolphin

The Juno Terrace, adjacent to the Rooms of the Elements (Quartiere degli Elementi) in the Palazzo Vecchio Museum, has been restored and reunited with Andrea del Verrocchio’s Putto with a Dolphin. Both the Terrace and Putto were restored thanks to funding from the Friends of Florence Foundation. The Putto was featured in the 2019 exhibition […]

Santa Croce and the Friends of Florence complete restoration of Freedom of Poetry, Pio Fedi’s Monument to Giovanni Battista Niccolini

Santa Croce Pio Fedi Statue: Freedom of Poetry in conjunction with the Ellis Island Project for the Statue of Liberty Florence, September 10, 2019 – The Opera di Santa Croce and the Friends of Florence Foundation collaborated with the Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio, to restore the Freedom of Poetry, Pio Fedi’s (1816‒1892) stunning monument […]