the “gates of paradise” restored

After 27 years of research and restoration, Lorenzo Ghiberti’s “Gates of Paradise” are being returned to public display inside the Museo dell’Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore beginning on September 8, 2012. The restoration took exactly as many years as it took Ghiberti to complete the project between 1425-1453 after a competition was announced by the Arte di… Read More the “gates of paradise” restored