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The Vatican Museums

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Vatican

Hackers target oldest bible and Vatican’s other priceless treasures in online attacks

The Apostolic Library has partnered with a cybersecurity firm to prevent further attempts to steal and manipulate its digital collection

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Raphael

For this week only: unrepeatable chance to see Raphael’s tapestries with Michelangelo’s ceiling

The Vatican Museums celebrate Raphael’s 500th anniversary by hanging his tapestries in the Sistine Chapel for which they were created

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Art's Most Popular 2019

Art's Most Popular: here are 2018's most visited shows and museums

Fashion continues upward trend in the US, shooting to the top of The Art Newspaper's chart, while the British Museum slips from the top spot in the UK

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Conservation & Preservation

Why using lasers to clean feathers is not a bird-brained idea

Conservators have used the method on a ceremonial cape made by the Tupinambá—a cannibalistic tribe from Brazil

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Exhibitions

Is nothing sacred? The Metropolitan Museum should apologise to the Vatican for Heavenly Bodies show

Curator Andrew Bolton’s Costume Institute blockbuster is pointlessly offensive to believers

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Conservation & Preservation

One of Pope’s favourite paintings is looking refreshed after restoration

Icon’s first major intervention since 1931 brings back original colours

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Soft power and contemporary art: Vatican Museums director on fulfilling Pope Francis's vision

Barbara Jatta speaks to us one year after her landmark appointment

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Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol goes to church

Why the pop artist—a lifelong, closeted Catholic—deserves to be shown at The Vatican

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Andy Warhol

The Vatican to host major Andy Warhol exhibition

Show will 'explore the artist's spiritual side' with Last Supper series and skull silkscreens

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Conservation

Vatican begins final work on Raphael rooms

The work may make it possible to identify which parts of the frescoes were painted by Giulio Romano, Raphael’s most trusted apprentice

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Raphael

Colour restored to Vatican’s Raphaels

After more than a decade, restoration of the monumental fresco cycle has finally been completed

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Exhibitions

Vatican lends Raphael’s finest tapestries

Papal blessing and private funder for Victoria and Albert Museum’s Sistine show