It is with extreme gratitude that we say goodbye to our current International Director, Fr. Daniel Hennessy, L.C., and welcome our new director Fr. Kevin Lixey, L.C. While Fr. Hennessy was with us only briefly, his warm demeanor and determined attitude were influential. Below, you can read a letter from Fr. Hennessy that introduces our […]
Our chapter of the Patrons of the Arts in Vatican Museums is excited to announce a new photograph and artifact exhibition, which was unveiled at the Vatican Museum in early 2016. This exclusive exhibit, now on an international tour, is coming to Minneapolis June 3-July 30. The exhibit, titled “The Life of a Swiss Guard: […]
Pope Francis chose Barbara Jatta as the next director of the Vatican Museums. Dr. Jatta succeeds Antonio Paolucci who was the director since 2007. Dr. Jatta was previously the deputy director of the Vatican Museums. Her move to director makes her the first woman in the position and the highest-ranking female administrator in the Vatican. […]
In December, Johan van Parys, chair of the Minnesota and North Dakota chapter of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums was invited to the Vatican and Rome to participate in the Vatican Art and Technology Council, with the expressed goal of finding innovative ways of using technology to avail the art at […]
We welcome Pope Francis upon his first visit to the United States, and hope that his presence and message will inspire us. President Obama said of the Pope: “You shake our conscience from slumber; you call on us to rejoice in Good News, and give us confidence that we can come together in humility and […]
Presented by the Patrons for the Arts of the Vatican Museums, Patrum brings you the insiders look for all things Vatican Museums. Go behind the scenes into restoration labs, join an exclusive community of in-the-know art enthusiasts, and save some of the worlds most famous art. Patrum is revolutionizing the cultural heritage of the Vatican […]
The Vatican Museums have announced their latest Wishbook detailing their most urgent restoration needs. You can see the most recently added projects here. Be sure to review this year’s available projects and adopt one before it’s too late!
In October 2013, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums, members of the Minnesota chapter visited Rome for what was an amazing, humbling adventure. We were fortunate to be given private tours of some of the museum’s most revered galleries as well as the laboratories where the […]
Father Mark Haydu hosted a reception for the leaders of the 28 chapters of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums on the rooftop of the Hotel Minerva, which affords stunning views of the Pantheon, St. Peter’s Basilica and several other landmark buildings in Rome.
The Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums in Rome has released the official 2014 Wishbook. The 2014 Wishbook documents all of the projects that our restoration staff and museums experts have identified as being in the most urgent need of funding.