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The Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums is a 501c(3) interfaith group that is committed to the restoration, preservation and increase in artistic patrimony of the collections and buildings of the Vatican Museums, while furthering the understanding and knowledge of its members of these works of art through lectures, meetings and visits to the Vatican.

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  • An Intern’s Impression of Art Restoration

    by Alisa Nascimento On October 4, 2019 the Texas Chapter Interns took a field trip to Art Restorations Inc., a local art conservation facility in Dallas, to get a close look into the world of art restoration. Due to the nature of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums, it seemed appropriate that […]

  • COVID-19 Letter to Patrons

    Dear Patrons, Your safety and well-being are the main concerns of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums – Texas Chapter. These are unprecedented times as we are faced with disruption and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. Our hearts reach out to those who have been directly affected. Your PAVM team will remain available and […]

  • New Wing Vatican Museums Virtual Tour

    by Alexa Hassell, Chapter Intern As a student of art history, who has never visited the Vatican Museums before, the opportunity to virtually “walk” through the New Wing (the Braccio Nuovo) at the Chiaramonti Museum is unprecedented! As one of my favorite spaces in the Vatican Museums, the New Wing houses Greek and Roman sculptures […]

  • April 6th, Raphael Sanzio’s Death Anniversary

    Universal Excellence Not just a painterBy Barbara Jatta In this time of “standstill” of many activities, exhibitions, conferences, restorations and different events, it is nice to think of time not as kronos but in its most peculiar meaning of kairós. The many and varied celebrations planned for the five hundred years since the death of Raphael Sanzio from Urbino […]

  • Temporary Closure of Vatican Museums – Virtual Tours Offered

    In response to the global spread of COVID-19, the Vatican and civil authorities have closed the Vatican Museums as a precautionary measure. The anticipated duration of this closure is until April 3, 2020. While in-person tours may be closed to the public at this time, the Vatican Museums are offering several virtual tours for those […]

  • L’Angelo Sterminatore by Mario Ceroli

    By Mia Samaniego “For the Lord will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood …the Lord will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to smite you.” Exodus 12:23 In the above passage from Exodus, Moses relates to the Israelites God’s command to celebrate the Passover meal with the blood of […]

  • Texas Board and Patrons’ Pilgrimage to Rome

    October 1-6, 2019 Several Texas Board members and patrons traveled to Rome and Vatican City on a unique trip which occurs every other year. Only members can participate in this trip, which includes private tours of parts of the Vatican Museums and behind-the scenes looks of the restoration labs.

  • The Texas Chapter’s Newest Project

    An Updated Look on the Noli Me Tangere Tapestry Noli Me Tangere Tapestry – Mia Samaniego, Intern Among the recently adopted restoration projects of the Texas Chapter, Noli Me Tangere (“Do Not Cling to Me”) is a little-known tapestry which depicts the interaction between the Risen Christ and Mary Magdalene narrated in the Gospel of […]

  • May 2020 Newsletter

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  • November 2019 Newsletter

    You can download our newsletter at the link below: PAVM Newsletter – November 2019  

  • Upcoming Events: February 2020

    The International Director of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums, Rev. Kevin Lixey, LC, makes his annual visit from Rome to Texas in February 2020. Father Kevin will bring us up to date on the most recent conservation projects at the Vatican Museums.  Join us for an evening reception at one of the […]

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