San Marco Museum Pala Bosco dei Frati

Bosco ai Frati Altarpiece by Fra Angelico and the refurbishment of the Pilgrims’ Hospice in the Museo di San Marco, Florence.. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the museum’s founding, the project includes the restoration of the majestic Bosco ai Frati Altarpiece by Fra Angelico (1395-1456) which had been transported to the conservation laboratory in May […]

Oratory of St. Sebastian, Basilica of Santissima Annunziata

THE ORATORY OF ST. SEBASTIAN is the ancient heart of the famed Basilica of Santissima Annunziata (the Holy Annunciation). Originally, it was a simple farmhouse surrounded by woods, two hundred yards outside the northern city walls. After a four-month siege in 1081 and daily barrages of arrows, the walls did not fall and, in memory of that […]

Giovanni Pisano’s Pulpit – Sant’Andrea Church of Pistoia

The Giovanni Pisano Pulpit in the Church of Sant’Andrea in Pistoia is in dire need of restoration due chiefly to instability and the erosion of metal support structures within the pulpit. This important monument is one of the central artworks that led to Renaissance sculpture.