Press-only preview – The restoration of 342 autograph letters of Michelangelo Buonarroti

Casa Buonarroti Foundation

Friday, March 3, 2023
12 noon to 1 p.m.
Florence, Casa Buonarroti
via Ghibellina, 70

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The restoration of 342 autograph letters of Michelangelo Buonarroti

The restoration and digitization were carried out thanks to the contribution of Ente Cambiano scpa

One of the most valuable sections of the Archives preserved at Casa Buonarroti in Florence is undoubtedly the letters in the great Michelangelo Buonarroti’s own hand, including minute letters sent to the most varied personages of his time (from Pope Clement VII to Queen Catherine de’ Medici of France, from poetess Vittoria Colonna to historian Benedetto Varchi, from painter Sebastiano del Piombo to Giorgio Vasari).
Considering the importance and fragility of these papers, the Association of the Friends of the Casa Buonarroti-in the persons of Elisabetta Archi and Antonio Paolucci-considered submitting a restoration project to Ente Cambiano scpa, which with great impetus welcomed and supported it with generous and far-sighted sensitivity.

The project now being presented to the public included the restoration, conditioning and HD digital photographic documentation of no less than 342 letters, which constitute volumes IV and V of the Buonarroti Archive.
During the press conference, the project and its implications, will be presented by:
Cristina Acidini, President of the Casa Buonarroti Foundation
Paolo Regini, president of Ente Cambiano scpa and Banca Cambiano 1884 SpA
Carl B. Strehlke, president of the Association of Friends of the Buonarroti House
Antonella Brogi, restorer

The restored papers, which will then be repositioned and stored in the Buonarroti House Archives, will be on view on the occasion.

To attend, accreditation is required by sending an email or calling the Casa Buonarroti Press Office:

Vanessa Montigiani CSC Sigma
tel. + 39 055 2478436, 3351864214