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OUR RESTORATIONS

The Patrons support the preservation and conservation efforts of the Museums. While the themes in our priceless collection may be eternal, the paintings, sculptures, frescoes, tapestries and historic buildings are sensitive to the ravages of time.

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OUR EVENTS & PROGRAMS

OUR EVENTS & PROGRAMS

The Patrons host events and programs throughout the year to support current restoration projects, provide an opportunity to mingle with fellow Patrons, and create awareness among the Chicago community about our mission.

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ASSOCIATES' BOARD

ASSOCIATES' BOARD

We welcome you to become members of the Illinois Patrons of the Vatican Museums. Patrons receive many exclusive benefits in addition to the privilege of preserving one of the world’s greatest collections of art, now and for years to come.

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The Illinois Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums is a non-profit organization that raises funds for the preservation, care, exhibition, and restoration of art in the Vatican Museums.

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marble-base-v-centry-prefect-of-rome.2Marble Base Carved by the V Century Prefect of Rome

Pledged in 2015 (Donor(s): The Associates’ of the Illinois Patrons Chapter

In ancient times, this marble base supported a statue of Acilius Glabrio Sibidius who, as the inscription makes clear, had important government roles in Greece, Campania and west Gallia. The dedication, which dates back to the beginning of the 5th century AD, was made by Sibidius’ son, Anicius Acilius Glabrio Faustus, who had a political career even more illustrious than his father’s. Faustus arrived at the consular office in 438 AD after having been the Prefect of Rome and the Prefect of the praetory of Italy, Africa, and Illyria. Although there is little certainty as to the base’s place of origin, the long inscription on the front indicates that it was mounted in a public space in ancient Rome.


ph-campaign-3-carriagesThree Papal Carriages and Commemorative Painting

Pledged in 2014. Last year the Pavilion of the Carriages underwent a dramatic transformation thanks to the direction of its new curator. This exhibition, which was inaugurated on April 19, 1973 by Paul VI, has grown over the years and now holds an enlarged, beautified, and enriched collection.

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Latest Restorations

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Sixteen figurative Attic vases from the Astarita Room
Pledged in March 2017. Donors: Arlene & Joe Ferrara The project aims to restore sixteen figurative vases of Attic production, which belong to the Astarita collection, all of which are exhibited in the showcases ...
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Thirteen figurative Attic vases from the Astarita Room
Pledged in January 2017 Donors:  Associate Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums The project aims to restore 13 figurative vases of Attic production, all of which are displayed in showcase D in ...
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Tapestry of the Wedding of King Luis XIV in Honor of Cardinal Cupich
Pledged in April 2016 Donors: The Illinois Patrons Chapter This tapestry is an 18th century copy of a 17th century original, completed in the workshop of Gobelins after a design by the artist Charles ...
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Marble Base Carved by the V Century Prefect of Rome
Pledged in 2015 (Donor(s): The Associates’ of the Illinois Patrons Chapter In ancient times, this marble base supported a statue of Acilius Glabrio Sibidius who, as the inscription makes clear, had important government roles in ...
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