Restorers have completed cleaning 5 arches in the Colosseum in Rome. The building has been covered with a black coating due to pollution. Since they have closed some of the streets near the Colosseum to traffic, the damage has been lessened. It is thought that the entire restoration process will take 5 years. The 25 million euro project is being funded by the CEO of Tod’s, Diego della Valle. Tod’s is a major fashion and luxury design company.
This topic is exactly was my students were studying last spring/summer – the problem that Italy cannot afford to restore all its works of art and architecture. Architectural monument restorations are being funded by fashion houses, and now citizens have to vote which art works get saved. Hmmmmmmm
This is terrific! In February of 2013, Italian construction magnate Pietro Salini offered todonate €20 million to restore Pompeii. Now, Germany is helping the effort as well. Germany has announced it aims to help save Pompeii via the Pompeii Sustainable Preservation Project
Workers removing doors for restoration Made between 1402 and 1424, the north doors feature 28 bas-relief panels depicting scenes from the New Testament and even include a self-portrait of Ghiberti in the decorative door frame. By the end of February … Continue reading →