Upcoming Restorations

Here you will find information and photos about upcoming restoration projects that will be made possible by the generosity of art lovers like you. The red titles indicate that you can click to enlarge and read more about each upcoming restoration. It is possibly to fully or partially fund restorations. However, the restorations below that indicate “Leonardo” have been reserved for Friends of the Uffizi Gallery Leonardo members.

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seated apollo uffizi gallery

Seated Apollo
Third Corridor
Inv. 1914, no. 240

plautilla bust uffizi gallery

So-called Plautilla, portrait bust
Third Corridor
Inv. 1914, no. 217

carneades bust uffizi gallery

So-called Carneades, portrait bust
First Corridor
Inv. 1914, no. 20

herm posidippus

Herm of Posidippus
First Corridor
Inv. 1914, no. 388

Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints Friends of the Uffizi Gallery Upcoming Restoration Projects

Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints 1445, Giovanni di Paolo
b. Siena, 1403-1482
Polyptych; wood panel
cm 247 x 215.5

Il Vecchietta Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints Friends of the Uffizi Gallery Upcoming Restoration Projects

Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints
c. 1457, Lorenzo di Pietro
Called “Il Vecchietta”
b.Castiglione d’Orcia
1410 – 1480
Tempera on wood panel
156 x 230 cm

Female Statue Restored As Nike Friends of the Uffizi Gallery Upcoming Restoration Projects

Under Restoration
Trish Savides

Nike
Roman Art
2nd Century A.D.
From Praxitelean original
Pentelic Marble
Height 1.70m
(Leonardo Level)

Portrait of a Painter Leandro Bassano Friends of the Uffizi Gallery Upcoming Restoration Projects

Portrait of a Painter
Leandro Bassano
b. Bassano del Grappa 1557-1622
Oil on canvas
142 x 118.5cm

Roman Art Seated Woman

Seated Woman
Roman Art
Uffizi Gallery, Inv. 1914, n. 196.
I secolo AD
Greek Marble

Madonna and Child and Saints Nicholas and Proculus

Madonna and Child and Saints Nicholas and Proculus
Ambrogio Lorenzetti, 1332 ca.
Inv. 1890 nn. 9411, 8731, 8732
Triptych, Tempera on wood, cm 151 x 57 (central panel),
cm 141 x 43 (side panels)
Uffizi Gallery, Room of Sienese Trecento

Martha Meets Jesus Christ

Under Restoration
Susan D. McGregor

The Raising of Lazarus
Resurrection of Lazarus Triptych with Martha Meeting Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene

Nicolas Froment, 1461
Tryptych, tempera on wood (oak), cm 134 x 350 (open)
Uffizi Gallery, inv. 1890 no. 1065


THE VALOIS TAPESTRIES

The Valois Tapestries are comprised of a series of eight tapestries woven with silk, wool and gold and silver thread and dated around 1575. They are based on designs by Antoine Caron, who in 1561 had been appointed the court painter by Catherine de’ Medici, queen of France, and her husband, Henry II. Seven of the tapestries are in need of restoration, but “The Bayonne Tournament” was restored between 1998 – 2008 with funding from the Italian government and our sister and founding organization in Italy, Amici degli Uffizi. Catherine’s granddaughter, Christina of Lorraine, brought the tapestries to Florence in 1589 as part of her dowry for her future husband, Grand Duke Ferdinando I de’ Medici. At that time, their recorded value was 3,250 scudi, the equivalent of about one million dollars today.

Attack on a Whale Valois Tapestries

Attack on a Whale
Valois Tapestries Series
Tapisserie de Bruxelles, 16th Century. Cartoon by Lucas de Heere, from a drawing by Antoine Caron.

Attack on an Elephant Valois Tapestries

Under Restoration

Attack on an Elephant
Valois Tapestries Series
Tapisserie de Bruxelles, 16th Century. Cartoon by Lucas de Heere, from a drawing by Antoine Caron.

The Joust Valois Tapestries

The Joust
Valois Tapestries Series
Tapisserie de Bruxelles, 16th Century. Cartoon by Lucas de Heere, from a drawing by Antoine Caron.

The Royal Progress Valois Tapestries

Under Restoration

The Royal Progress
Valois Tapestries Series
Tapisserie de Bruxelles, 16th Century. Cartoon by Lucas de Heere, from a drawing by Antoine Caron.

The Combat Valois Tapestries

The Combat
Valois Tapestries Series
Tapisserie de Bruxelles, 16th Century. Cartoon by Lucas de Heere, from a drawing by Antoine Caron. From the gallery in the Castle of Fontainebleau,

Water Fête Valois Tapestries

Water Fête
Valois Tapestries Series
Tapisserie de Bruxelles, 16th Century. Cartoon by Lucas de Heere, from a drawing by Antoine Caron.

Feast for the Polish Ambassadors Valois Tapestries

Under Restoration

Feast for the Polish Ambassadors
Valois Tapestries Series
Tapisserie de Bruxelles, 16th Century. Cartoon by Lucas de Heere, from a drawing by Antoine Caron.

The Tournament Valois Tapestries

The Tournament
Valois Tapestries Series
Tapisserie de Bruxelles, 16th Century. Cartoon by Lucas de Heere, from a drawing by Antoine Caron.
Restored in 2003
Funded by Amici degli Uffizi.