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CARRACCI GALLERY AT THE PALAZZO FARNESE

CARRACCI GALLERY AT THE PALAZZO FARNESE
Rome, Italy
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BACKGROUND

The Palazzo Farnese was commissioned by Alessandro Farnese (1468-1549), later Pope Paul III (r. 1534-1549) around 1513. Architect Antonio da Sangallo the Younger was responsible for the initial design of the palace. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

The first consolidation of the vault was directed by Carlo Maratta in the seventeenth century; later conservation interventions to protect and stabilize the ceiling were carried out in 1923, 1936, and 1994. Today, conservation is necessary to ensure that the paintings in the gallery do not deteriorate or become harmed by structural problems in the ceiling. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

The ceiling of the Carracci gallery at the Palazzo Farnese is considered one of the most important Renaissance commissions in Rome. Once completed, the current conservation project will allow the Palazzo Farnese and the Carracci gallery to be accessible to the public more regularly, following years of restricted access to this cultural treasure.

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IN THE MEDIA
À Rome, les Carrache sous bâche
La Croix, Thursday, February 27, 2014
Patrons Help French Restore Frescoes in Rome Palace
Associated Press, Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Rome: la restauration de la célèbre galerie des Carrache va débuter
Agence France-Presse, Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Au World Monument Fund, les Monuments Reconnaissants
Le Figaro, Monday, December 26, 2011
Annibale Carracci ceiling to be restored
BBC, Thursday, July 28, 2011