Michelangelo’s tomb at Santa Croce

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Opera di Santa Croce has kicked off a fundraising campaign to clean Michelangelo’s tomb and to restore the painting by Vasari that sits upon the family altarpiece next to it. The two works were conceived of as a whole in

When the World Answered at Odeon Theater

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A historical theater itself, Odeon is where people also write new history – or this time, her-story. A new documentary movie When the World Answered had its world premiere in Odeon theater, on the 20th of October. LdM news interviewed the authors

The restoration of an Ancient Greek Horse Head

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A bronze horse head sculpture has been in storage for more than a century at the Florence archeological museum. The statue dates back to 350 b.c. which makes it 2,300 years old. It was once part of the vast collection

Studio Bastioni restoration in Florence

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In 2005 a group of conservators and restorers from different backgrounds decided to start Studio Bastioni. Their thoughts were that by working together they could overcome the problems they commonly faced by sharing their expertise and knowledge. With this approach,

Ivory Restorer Bettina Schindler

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Bettina Schindler is a restorer from Austria who later moved to Florence to pursue her interest in the restoration of art. She now works very closely with the aesthetically admired material of ivory. The material has long been treasured for its

Restoration of the crucifix by Donatello

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Today, at the Bargello museum an announcement that the crucifix was in fact done by Donatello. After years of wondering about who was the creator of this piece, due to a restoration that took place thanks to Friends of Florence,

Adoration of the Magi

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Restoration to the adoration of the Magi by Leonardo da Vinci provides us with new insight to this famous renaissance painter work style. The painting of the Adoration of the Magi was in really bad conditions due to the build

Baptistry North Doors restored

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Restorations on Saint John’s Baptistery continue, after the conclusion of the works on the “Gates of Paradise”, the tasks now move to the north door.