07/02/2017 - Città del Vaticano

A room in the New Arm of the Vatican Museums

The Christmas holidays under the banner of art this year will be particularly exciting for those who love art and for those who want to immerse themselves in the rediscovery of the treasures of the past.

In particular, the vast artistic collection present inside the Vatican Museums never ceases to amaze and enchant the public, continuing to make accessible part of its treasures which undoubtedly constitute an artistic heritage of humanity.

The 19th December 2016 the Vatican Museums, from their conference room, have made official to the press the reopening of the New Arm (in the Chiaromonti Museum path) scheduled for Thursday 22, one of the most avant-garde areas of the time from an artistic point of view, wanted by Pope Pius VII and whose inside are kept marbles, plaster casts and statues of unique and fascinating splendor.
The director Antonio Paolucci, Giandomenico Spinola, Micol Forti attended the presentation event and it was possible for the journalists present to participate in first person to a guided tour of the frescoes and statues now made accessible again.
The New Braccio saw the contribution to the realization of Raffaele St ern - former architect of the Sacred Apostolic Palaces - and of Antonio Canova - sculptor who made it possible to recover the artistic works stolen by Napoleon's troops re-obtained in 1816, which determined the iconographic and architectural choices undertaken for the marvelous neoclassical complex.

Archimede - for several years engaged in volumetric, architectural and artistic survey activities at the museums of Vatican City - had the honor of being one of the companies participating in the restoration work of the New Arm, whose activities have continued since 2009 and the fruits of which will be made accessible to the public from 22 December: for the Umbrian society it is an enormous satisfaction to have worked side by side with the Vatican technical services in making this artistic heritage of humanity accessible again.


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