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Cagli’s wild race restored

RESTORATION OF CORRADO CAGLI’S “CORSA DEI BARBERI” HAS BEEN COMPLETED THE EVENT On Tuesday 12 December at 9.15 am at the Accademia Nazionale di Danza in Largo Arrigo VII, 5, in Rome, the restoration of the mural painting La corsa dei Barberi painted by Corrado Cagli in 1935 will be presented to the public. Speakers

The Frate Elia Shrine .. before

We are delighted to announce the start of restoration on the wall fresco of “St. Francis and St. Clare with Angels”, attributed to Vincenzo Giorgetti. The beloved shrine, high up on the wall in Via Frate Elia in the beautiful city of peace, Assisi, has endured the elements for nearly 400 years.  Now it is

Gallipoli: St. Joseph restored

Thanks to the first contributions to the crowdfunding campaign “Precious Statues in Gallipoli”, restoration work on the first of the ancient statues preserved in the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Gallipoli has begun. In this initial phase of funding, work is concentrated on the statue of St. Joseph and is scheduled for completion by

Restoring Giotto | Basilica of Assisi

The first phase in the restoration of Giotto’s vault in the Lower Basilica of Assisi has began, thanks to contributions to the crowdfunding campaign: Together for St. Francis, in collaboration with the Fondation of the Basilica of Assisi. The support of these donors has made it possible to begin the delicate task of cleaning the

Work begins on oldest portrait of St. Anthony

The protective glass door opens to reveal the oldest known painting of St. Anthony in the Basilica di San Antonio di Padova and start the work of restoration.  Under the expert supervision of restorer Valentina Piovan, the first cleaning tests and stabilization interventions are carried out. This would not be happening without the generous support

Goal reached: St. Anthony fresco to be restored

The “Restaur’Antonio” campaign, launched in May by the Veneranda Arca di S. Antonio with LoveItaly, to restore the ancient fresco of the patron saint in the Basilica of Padova, has successfully reached its goal. The goal was reached before the official closing date and ensures the restoration of the almost life-sized fresco that is one

Mystery of the San Severino Polyptych

The Saints by Paolo Veneziano Among the many precious works of art in the permanent collection of San Severino Marche’s Pinacoteca Civica is a 14th century jewel – a polyptych attributed to the Venetian artist Paolo Veneziano (1300- 1365), known as “the Saints”.    The piece comes with a mystery as the central, upper part is

Restoration completed > Thanking all donor angels

Thanks to you! The campaign to raise funds to restore the painting “The Ecstasy of St. Teresa of Avila” by Palma the Younger ended successfully, thanks to the support of many Restoration Angels. Your contributions funded a long and complex restoration process and brought new life to this 400 year old work of art. Now

Restoration completed on 1930s mural painting

“THE RACE OF THE BERBER HORSES” by Corrado Cagli (1935) at the National Academy of Dance in Rome.  Thanks to the generous donation from the Ruth Stanton Foundation in New York, conservation work has restored Corrado Cagli’s Race of the Berber Horses, a mural painting in the main dance room of the Italian National Academy of

Press Conference: announcing the restoration

At a press conference at the National Academy of Dance in Rome, President Ester Coen announced the project for the restoration of Corrado Cagli’s “The Race of the Berber Horses”, a wall painting in the main dance hall. The wall painting has a fascinating story: commissioned in the early 1930s, its destruction was ordered several

Restoring the crucifix damaged in Norcia earthquake

Perugia, 19 Sept. 2018 A precious 15th century crucifix made by the school of Giovanni Teutonico for the Cathedral of St. Maria Argentea in Norcia (Umbria), damaged in the 30 October 2016 earthquake, will be restored thanks to the assistance of LoveItaly and American Friends of LoveItaly. A protocol of understanding was signed this morning

This is Italy, Parts Unknown: a Gala Charity Dinner in NYC

The busy schedule of “This is Italy, Parts Unknown”, an initiative of Panorama Magazine organized with International Business & Investment Initiative (IB&II) in New York (October 31 to November 2 2017), closed with a Gala Charity Dinner dedicated to Umbria at the Guggenheim Museum.  The Charity dinner on November 2 offered a fundraising opportunity to