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One of the latest pieces of news from the Uffizi is about a weekly cycle of lectures (Wednesdays at 5 pm) as listed in the attached flyer. The Uffizi want to be not just a museum but also a cultural center to expand knowledge about art and the artworks in the Galleries. These high-level lectures are given by important art experts, professors and scholars who explain important aspects of their work and show related works of art.
They are live streamed on the Uffizi Galleries Facebook page; unfortunately they are in Italian, but you might like to watch the slide show.
Other interesting news regard the opening to the public, after almost twenty years of restoration works, of a part of San Pier Scheraggio, the 11th century Romanesque church that was resized for the construction of the Uffizi in the 16th century, and its frescoed columns were incorporated into a wall.
Now the medieval naves brought to light by excavations can be seen walking on transparent flooring above the illuminated original ground. Visitors can also admire one of the ancient columns with a 14th century fresco of Saint Francis. St Francis is the patron saint of Italy and this new opening on October 3rd marked the anniversary of his death in 1226.
The Uffizi also dedicated to the saint of Assisi a virtual exhibition titled “Francesco, Universal Brother”, with high definition images of artworks from the Galleries’ collections. The English version is not yet available, but in the meantime you can see the beautiful pictures: https://www.uffizi.it/mostre-virtuali/san-francesco
I hope you will enjoy.
Lots of love,