The Nativity, produced between 1965 and 1975 in a ceramic school in Abruzzo, has been mocked for its sci-fi aesthetics and inclusion of a Darth Vader-like character.
The Vatican Apostolic Library says it experiences an average of 100 cyber threats every month since it started its digitization project in 2012.
Ahead of the 500-year anniversary of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec empire, Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador has requested several manuscripts in the Vatican’s library.
The tapestries — made out of silk, wool, and gold and silver thread — have been restored over the past decade by conservationists at the Vatican Museum.
“Angels Unaware” by Canadian artist Timothy P. Schmalz shows 140 migrants in a refugee boat and is now on view in the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square.
Presenting contemporary garments alongside Byzantine and Medieval artworks underlines the visual differences between the two genres of objects.
BOGOTÁ, Colombia — For those who can’t travel to the Vatican, a photographic series by Massimo Listro offers a chance to wander imaginatively through its halls.
On this week’s art crime blotter: selfie-taking vandals at the Colosseum, former Vatican worker holds stolen Michelangelo letter ransom, and ISIS mounts cyber attack on Midwestern crafts museum.
For the first time in its 600-year history, the Sistine Chapel has been rented out for a private event organized by Porsche, The Telegraph reported.
What happens when a wide swath of history — previously only explored by white-gloved librarians and erudite historians — is made available to anyone with a solid internet connection? Thanks to the Pope, we’ll soon find out.
The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford and the Vatican Library have some of the richest collections of ancient biblical texts, but most of them are inaccessible to the general public. Now, through a collaborative project, 1.5 million manuscript pages are being digitized for public access online.
During the recent restoration of Pinturicchio’s Resurrection fresco (1494) on the wall of the Hall of Mysteries in the Borgia Apartment at the Vatican has revealed what may be the first images of Native Americans in European art.