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.
Preservation of Michelangelo’s David and Prisoners – Galleria dell’Accademia
Friends of Florence contributes to the maintenance of the David following its restoration in 2004 with regular monitoring and marble stability checks. David, the quintessence of Renaissance art (CBS News, May 19, 2019)
Egnazio Danti’s Terrestrial Globe and Entire Geographic Room – Palazzo Vecchio
Egnazio Danti, a Dominican monk and the cosmographer of the Grand Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici, created maps that decorated the walls of the Map Room of Palazzo Vecchio. Danti also worked as an instrument maker and his writings on the construction and use of the astrolabe and on astronomy were widely read. He was […]