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Logo of the "Museums at Work" initiative taking place in the Vatican Museums

Logo of the "Museums at Work" initiative taking place in the Vatican Museums

Vatican Museums launches “Museums at Work” initiative

21/04/2017 13:47

The Vatican Museums have launched a new scientific-cultural initiative entitled “Museums at Work” to show visitors the process of restoring a work of art, beginning with a 1497 triptych by Viterbo Antonio del Massaro.

 

File photo of Michelangelo's 'Last Judgment' in the Sistine Chapel portion of the Vatican Museums

File photo of Michelangelo's 'Last Judgment' in the Sistine Chapel portion of the Vatican Museums

Vatican Museums offer reduced-price tickets for Rome’s blood donors

07/04/2017 12:32

The Vatican Museums have teamed up with Rome’s Gemelli University Hospital on an initiative aiming to encourage blood donations, entitled “Give blood and follow your artistic inclination”.

 

Barbara Jatta, director of the Vatican Museums

Barbara Jatta, director of the Vatican Museums, at a press conference on Monday presenting a new multimedia website

Vatican Museums launch new multimedia website

23/01/2017 18:45

The director of the Vatican museums, Barbara Jatta, presented a new multimedia web site to journalists at the Vatican press office on Monday. The user-friendly site is available in Italian, English, French, Spanish and German at www.museivaticani.va 

Firefighters inspect artwork rescued from a church in quake-struck Norcia, Italy

Firefighters inspect artwork rescued from a church in quake-struck Norcia, Italy

Vatican Museums restorers save artworks in Italy’s earthquake zones

24/12/2016 09:13

Restorers from the Vatican Museums are working to salvage works of art in churches and towns damaged in recent earthquakes in central Italy.  We hear from the Vatican Museums' newly appointed director, Barbara Jatta.

 

Barbara Jatta, new director of the Vatican Museums

Barbara Jatta, new director of the Vatican Museums

Pope appoints new director of Vatican Museums

20/12/2016 12:30

Pope Francis has appointed a new Director of the Vatican Museums, Barbara Jatta, who is set to take up the post on 1 January 2017.

 

Pope Francis embraces his Argentinian friends, a Rabbi and a Muslim leader, during his trip to the Holy Land in 2014.

Pope Francis embraces his Argentinian friends, a Rabbi and a Muslim leader, during his trip to the Holy Land in 2014.

Vatican Weekend for October 29, 2016

28/10/2016 09:30

Vatican Weekend for October 29, 2016: One US Archbishop explains what Catholics should be thinking about as they go to the polls to elect a new President. Plus, a focus on the landmark Church document Nostra Aetate and on early Christian decorative art in the Vatican Museums.

Pope Francis speaks with the President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko.

Pope Francis speaks with the President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko.

Pope Francis meets with President of Belarus

21/05/2016 13:44

Pope Francis on Saturday morning met with the President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko