Press Releases

Friends of the Uffizi Gallery issues press releases regularly. Please check this page often for press releases about our restorations and activities.

press releases Robert B. Simon, PhD, to Speak About Lost Leonardo at 2014 Brunch
Palm Beach, Florida | January 14, 2014
Friends of the Uffizi Gallery have announced that Robert B. Simon, PhD, will be the special guest at their annual brunch on February 16, 2014 during the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show. Dr. Simon will provide information about his discovery of Leonardo da Vinci’s, “Salvator Mundi” painting in a lecture titled, “Leonardo Lost and Found.”
Please click here to download the press release about the 2014 annual brunch.
press releases Bill Viola Donates Self Portrait to the Uffizi Gallery
Uffizi Gallery | Florence, Italy | December 16, 2013
Contemporary artist Bill Viola has donated his video work, “Self Portrait, Submerged,” created earlier this year, to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. The donation was made possible through the efforts of the Amici degli Uffizi in Florence, sister organization to the Friends of the Uffizi Gallery.
Please click here to download the press release about the Bill Viola self portrait donation.
press releases Veronica Atkins Funds Apollo with Lyre Restoration
Uffizi Gallery | Florence, Italy | October 15, 2013
Friends of the Uffizi Gallery is excited to announce that Veronica Atkins, a resident of Palm Beach, Florida, has made a generous $25,000 gift to fund the restoration of the “Apollo with Lyre” sculpture found in the collection of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.  The sculpture dates back to the 2nd century AD.
Please click here to download the press release about the Apollo with Lyre project.
press releases Uffizi Named “World’s Greatest Gallery” by The Times of London
On May 4, 2013, The Times of London placed the Uffizi Gallery at the very top of a list of 50 of the most famous art galleries in the world, including the Prado, Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery and the Louvre.
Please click here to download the press release about The Times of London.
press releases Michelangelo Room Restoration
Uffizi Gallery | Florence, Italy | Opened January 29, 2013
Friends of the Uffizi Gallery and their sister organization in Italy, Amici degli Uffizi fully funded the re-construction and re-installation of the new Michelangelo Room at the Uffizi Gallery. The room contains Michelangelo’s oil and tempera on panel painting, “Tondo Doni.”
Please click here to download the press release about the Michelangelo Room project.