February 18, 2017
Pontormo Painting Problems Persist An impressive campaign by London’s National Gallery to raise funds to keep a prominent Pontormo portrait in England seems for naught as it appears the American purchaser of the painting will not accept their matched payment.

November 4, 2016
4 November marks the anniversary of the great 1966 flood of the Arno river, the worst since 1557.

April 19, 2016
Remarkable Recovery of Stolen Jewelry from the Villa Giulia News outlets in Rome reported on 14 April on the recovery of over 20 items stolen two years ago from the National Etruscan Museum at Rome’s Villa Giulia.

November 20, 2015
Theft at Verona Museum On the evening of Thursday 19 November 2015, thieves stole seventeen paintings from the Museo Civico di Castelvecchio in Verona.

September 14, 2015
Gianni Berengo Gardin’s series of photographs, “Monsters in Venice,” hauntingly captures the continuing confrontation between the tourist economy, as represented by huge cruise ships, and the protection of cultural patrimony.

August 21, 2015
Remembering Khaled Al-Asaad

August 19, 2015
After publishing its short list of 200 candidates on 8 July , the Italian ministry of culture has announced the appointments of twenty new museum directors for Italy’s most acclaimed museums in Caserta, Florence, Genoa, Mantua, Milan, Modena, Naples, Paestum, Perugia, Reggio Calabria, Rome, Taranto, Turin, Urbino, and Venice.

August 18, 2015
The July 24, 1944 edition of LIFE magazine includes a photo-essay about the destruction of Italian art during World War II.

July 8, 2015
Ermanno Rivetti reports in the Art Newspaper on plans to hire new directors for 20 of Italy’s major art museums.

December 5, 2014
Do you Duomo?

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