The Northwest Patrons have decided to take on a new restoration project in the Vatican Gardens and restoration will soon begin on the Lakes (Laghetto) area of the Gardens thanks to the Patrons support. The area of the Laghetto in the Vatican Gardens, situated in the zone of the oak forest, was restored during the pontificate of […]
The Northwest Chapter recently visited Italy where we dedicated the restoration of Arnaldo Pomodoro’s Sfera in honor of our Northwest Chapter’s co-founder, Thomas S. James, Jr. This sculpture, was donated by the artist in 1990 to the Vatican Museums where it was installed in the Pinecone Courtyard. The work is particularly striking in the architectural […]
The Hanzeli family (Gabe, Katie, Chris and Michele) was in Rome in June as part of a pilgrimage for the 800th anniversary of the Dominican Order. They visited the Vatican museums to see among other items the Hermes. They were wonderfully treated to the visit by Romina and the restorer Massimo. Enjoy the photos of Massimo’s restoration progress […]
She’s big, she’s beautiful and she is ours! That’s right–Sfera is officially the Northwest Patrons next chapter project for the 2016-2017 year! Does she seem familiar? It might be because she is located in the center of the Cortile della Pigna (the Pine Cone courtyard), seen by all visitors of the Vatican Museums, or it might be from […]
It is our pleasure to share with you exciting news from the Vatican regarding our Chapter’s current project, Hermes. During a previous restoration in the second half of the 1900s, a new iron nail was placed in Hermes in order to provide more stability. The shape of this nail did not suite the original spot […]
Many patrons from the Northwest chapter visited Rome in late April to see the museums and attend the unveiling of the Perseus after its restoration which we funded. We had a very special program including a visit to the restoration labs, a guided tour of the Borghese museum, prime seating at the Pope’s audience, sightseeing at the papal summer home, […]
The Vatican Patrons Office recently reached out to the Northwest Chapter to notify us that our Perseus project is almost complete. Please see their most recent video.