New look at the ancient

Two sarcophaguses of the Pius-Christian Museum from restoration and digitalization

Thursday 28 March 2019 | 04.00 p.m.
Conference Hall, Vatican Museums

New look at the ancient. Two sarcophaguses of the Pius-Christian Museum from restoration to digilitalization” is the title of the conference that will be held on Thursday 28 March, as part of the cycle of encounters of Thursdays in the Museums, in the Conference Hall of the Vatican Museums.

The key works will be two of the masterpieces of the Vatican collection ancient Christian art of the Pius-Christian Museum: the sarcophagus “of via Salaria” and the “great pastoral” sarcophagus, discovered in the nineteenth century near Rome. The conference – which will focus on the complex events in the conservation of these two ancient masterpieces but likewise on their modern public accessibility thanks to innovative technologies of restoration and representation – will be introduced by the Director of the Pope’s MuseumsBarbara Jatta.

The extraordinary moderator will be Giandomenico Spinola, and the speakers will be Umberto Utro, Alessandro Vella, Ulderico Santamaria, Stefano Spada, Marta Giommi and Daniele Nepi.