Ahead of the Catholic Jubilee Year, Bernini’s Canopy at St. Peter’s Gets a Brush-Up

Feb 07, 2024 641

Ahead of the Catholic Church’s Jubilee year in 2025, restoration plans have been unveiled for Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s soaring Baldacchino (Baldachin), the 17th-century canopy that towers over the main altar of St. Peter’s Basilica, ceremoniously covering the tomb of St. Peter beneath it.

The €700,000 (about $762,000) restoration will be funded entirely by the Knights of Columbus — a global Catholic fraternal order founded in 1882 — with work carried out by the Vatican Museums’ expert art restorers. 

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SOURCE: https://www.italymagazine.com

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