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Restorers in the Vatican Museums’ restoration laboratory work on the Cross of Sant’Eutizio.

Crushed in an earthquake, shattered 15th-century cross restored in time for Easter

Apr 7, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

One of the Abbey of Sant’Eutizio’s artworks was shattered into at least 30 pieces in the rubble of earthquakes in... Read more

The Gothic altarpiece at St. Mary’s Basilica in Kraków, Poland. Photo credits: The Archives of St. Mary’s Basilica in Kraków.

World’s largest Gothic altarpiece dazzles again after 6-year restoration project

Feb 11, 2021

The world’s largest Gothic altarpiece is once again dazzling visitors to a Catholic basilica in Poland following a six-year restoration... Read more

A wrought iron cross is restored to the bell tower of Shrewsbury Cathedral, England. Photos courtesy of Shrewsbury diocese

Catholic bishop hails restored cathedral cross as ‘sign of hope’ amid pandemic

Jun 18, 2020

An English bishop has hailed the restoration of a cross atop his cathedral as “a sign of hope” amid the... Read more

The newly restored Hall of Constantine in the Vatican Museums, June 1, 2020.

Vatican Museums reopening unveils restored Raphael Rooms

Jun 2, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican Museums reopened Monday revealing newly restored frescoes in the Raphael Rooms depicting scenes from early Church history to... Read more

   A view of Michelangelo's fresco of The Last Judgement inside the Vatican's Sistine Chapel on Oct. 29, 2014.

A (literal) breath of fresh air for the Sistine Chapel's frescos

Oct 31, 2014

By Elise Harris

The first major makeover the Sistine Chapel has had since 1994 brings with it a completely new LED lighting system... Read more