Even before using written languages humans drew pictures on walls and carved tiny sculptures. From those early times until today we have relied on the arts to express our deepest feelings and to seek answers to our most fundamental questions. Studying the art of ages past gives us a great insight in where we can have come from and hints at where we ought to be going.
The Vatican Museums are the repository of one of the world’s largest collections of art and artifacts which tells the story of our human and our religious history. A walk through the Vatican Museums allows us to learn about Egyptian thoughts on after life, Etruscan burial customs, Chinese ancestor worship, Renaissance Christology and Orthodox theology, to name but a few. The museums, as it were, preserve for all ages a visual narrative of what we have done, what we have thought and what we have believed since the birth of humankind.
The Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums play a crucial role in preserving this inestimable collection for generations to come. Our financial support enables the preservation and the ongoing narration of the story of our world and our faith. It is extremely satisfying to know that thousands of people every day, over 5,000,000 every year can feast on the beauty that is housed in the Vatican Museums thanks in part to our contributions.