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James Beck

ArtWatch Mourns the Loss of James Beck
5/26/2007
1930-2007 Read More.

"Duccio" at the Met

Duccio(?) at the Met
2/5/2007
The New York Times Takes Sides in its Coverage of the Authenticity Debate Read More.

Paradise Lost?

Paradise Lost?
2/5/2007
Pieces of Ghiberti's Baptistery Doors Leave Florence on an Unprecedented Journey Read More.

Another Anniversary

Another Anniversary
2/5/2007
Mega-Blockbuster Exhibition in Honor of Andrea Mantegna Read More.

Museums and Looted Antiquities

Has the Met Been Rewarded for Looting Antiquities?
5/3/2006
The Controversy of the Euphronius Krater Read More.

Louvre Atlanta

Louvre Atlanta, 2006-2009
5/3/2006
Art on the Road Read More.

Fondazione CittàItalia

Art Restoration and Advertising
10/11/2005
Italy's New Fundraising Campaign Read More.

2 Columbus Circle

Save 2 Columbus Circle!
10/3/2005
Event Planned for Thursday, October 6th Read More.
The Case of 2 Columbus Circle
7/20/2005
Denial of Landmark Status Threatens Building Read More.
2 Columbus Circle
7/12/2005
11th most endangered U.S. landmark Read More.

Making-over Mount Rushmore

Making-over Mount Rushmore
9/15/2005
Company Donates Pressure-Washing Read More.

Raphael's Deposition

 
Jaguar sponsors promotional restoration of Raphael's Deposition
6/15/2005
Results are proclaimed a 'disaster' Read More.

ArtWatch Italia Meeting 2005

 
The Beginning of a New Era
6/12/2005
ArtWatch Italia Elects Piero Pierotti as President Read More.

Commercial David

DAVID MANIA!!!
2/10/2005
The Accademia Celebrates 500 Years of David View gallery.
What is the motivation for super-cleaning David?
6/30/2003
You decide Read More.
What is the Motivation for Super-Cleaning David?
6/30/2003
View gallery.

Giotto's frescoes in the Scrovegni Chapel, Padova

Water Problems Persist at the Scrovegni Chapel
3/1/2004
Giotto's Frescoes at Risk Read More.
Flooding at the Scrovegni Chapel
2/29/2004
February 2004 View gallery.
About Giotto and the Scrovegni Chapel
3/19/2002
Giotto's frescoes in the Scrovegni Chapel, Padova Read More.
Giotto and Business as Usual
10/10/2001
In light of recent tragic events, James Beck proposes a re-evaluation of the current treatment of the world's artistic treasures. Read More.
Petition to save Giotto's frescoes in Padua
9/17/1996
A Petition to Save Giotto's frescoes in Padua is being submitted to Italian authorities on September 24th at 6 PM at the Italian Cultural Institute at 686 Park Avenue. Read More.
Petition to save Giotto's frescoes in Padua
4/17/1996
Giotto: For Immediate Release Read More.
Petition to save Giotto's frescoes in Padua
3/20/1996
A summary of issues that surround the announced restoration of Giotto's frescoes in Scrovegni Chapel. Read More.

Annual Meeting 2004

Honoring Agnese Parronchi
12/9/2004
The Frank Mason Prize Read More.
ArtWatch's Annual Meeting in NYC
11/22/2004
Wednesday, December 8th Read More.

Raphael's Madonna of the Pinks

The Visual Evidence
10/18/2004
View gallery.
Madonna of the Pinks
11/17/2003
Media Links Read More.
The Rescue of a Masterpiece??
11/3/2003
Raphael's Madonna of the Pinks Read More.

Michelangelo at the Vatican

Restoration Planned for Pauline Chapel
9/28/2004
Sponsors Sought by Vatican Read More.

Santissima Annunziata

Damage at the Annunziata
8/23/2004
Visible evidence of leaks and the need for urgent conservation View gallery.
WHERE IS 'FRIENDS OF FLORENCE' NOW?
3/31/2004
A Leaky Roof in Santissima Annunziata Read More.

Tourism vs. Conservation

Tourists flooding into the Accademia, but it's still raining in the Annunziata
8/23/2004
Read More.

Michelangelo's David

Restored David Unveiled
5/25/2004
Read More.
ArtWatch Alert: David in Danger!!
1/2/2004
A Battle Ensues over the Restoration Read More.
NEWS LINKS re: who owns David? (locally)[sic]
9/19/2003
Read More.
Letter
7/25/2003
to the Hon. Minister of Culture Giuliano Urbani Read More.
Letter to Florentine Soprintendente Paolucci
7/1/2003
Art Historical Community Urges Halt to Impending Cleaning Read More.
NEWS LINKS on the issue of the cleaning
6/20/2003
Read More.
David from 1501: A Chronology
4/3/2003
Read More.
Selected Bibliography for Michelangelo's David
4/3/2003
Read More.
Vasari and Condivi: Early Sources Describe the David
4/3/2003
Read More.

Prato Etruscan Village

An Etruscan City in Tuscany
4/18/2004
Discovery of Clusium (Chamars) may prove authorities wrong Read More.

Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty

Restoring Spiral Jetty: What If?
4/12/2004
An article by Wayne Andersen Read More.

Titian at the Getty

Examine the Visual Evidence
2/24/2004
The Getty's Restoration of Titian's Portrait of Cristoforo Madruzzo View gallery.
Getty to Restore Titian
2/24/2004
Concern over Portrait of Alfonso d'Avalos Read More.

A workshop remembering Michele Cordaro and discussing current Restoration Practices

A workshop remembering Michele Cordaro and discussing current Restoration Practices
2/24/2004
A report from Piergiacomo Petrioli in Rome Read More.

Ship lost at Clark. Many records feared missing. Establishment unfazed.

Ship lost at Clark. Many records feared missing. Establishment unfazed.
1/22/2004
Edmund Rucinski sees a prestigious art institution lose a steamboat in one of its own Turner paintings and then celebrate its loss Read More.
J. M. W. Turner's Rockets and Blue Lights
1/22/2004
Before and After View gallery.

ArtWatch: The Movie

ArtWatch: A documentary film
1/6/2004
A NEW SCREENING DATE FOR APRIL Read More.

The Metropolitan and the Oxus Treasure

The Metropolitan and the Oxus Treasure
1/5/2004
Can Transparency Exist in Museums? Read More.

Vatican Wins an Award for Restoration?

Vatican Wins an Award for Restoration!
12/11/2003
Biennale in Florence Gives the Nod Read More.

Have you seen me?

Have you seen me?
11/23/2003
Raphael's Madonna of the Goldfinch Missing in Action Read More.

Moses Cleaned and Unveiled

Moses, Cleaned and Unveiled
11/1/2003
Julius II's Tomb Receives Drastic Cleaning Read More.

Verrocchio Cleaned and on the Road

Tour of Verrocchio's David to be Extended
7/18/2003
Washington National Gallery Prepares for the Renaissance Bronze Read More.
Verrocchio's Bronze David
2/15/2003
Read More.
Verrocchio Cleaned and on the Road
2/11/2003
Bronze David to Fly to Atlanta Read More.

Pollaiuolo's Charity Restored

Pollaiuolo's Charity Restored
7/3/2003
Uffizi and jeweler join to restore painting Read More.
Charity-- the Exhibition
7/1/2003
all that glitters View gallery.

Save the Barnes Collection

Barnes Collection Again at Risk
4/11/2003
Do charitable donors have rights? Read the Latest! Read More.

Corporate Sponsorship

Manet, Velázquez, and Accenture
at the Metropolitan Museum, NY
4/10/2003
Has Corporate Sponsorship Gone Too Far? Read More.

Titian exhibition, London National Gallery

Titian Cleanings
3/16/2003
by Michael Daley, ArtWatch UK Read More.
Before & After: Titian's Camerino
3/15/2003
Titian View gallery.

Iraq Museums

OPEN LETTER TO:
3/9/2003
THE COALITION GOVERNMENTS IN IRAQ Read More.

Science in the Service of Art?

Did Rembrandt paint the Mona Lisa?
3/1/2003
© Gary Schwartz March 2003. Read More.

BEFORE & AFTER: The Sistine Chapel

BEFORE & AFTER: The Sistine Chapel
2/18/2003
Troublesome Details View gallery.

BEFORE & AFTER

BEFORE & AFTER
2/18/2003
The Visual Evidence View gallery.

Hermitage Applauded for Preserving Rembrandt

Hermitage Preserves Rembrandt
2/17/2003
Open Letter to the Director of the Hermitage Read More.

A Restoration Without End? Brancusi's Column in Târgu-Jiu, Romania

Constantin Brancusi's Column without End
2/14/2003
View gallery.
A Restoration Without End? Brancusi's Column in Târgu-Jiu, Romania
2/14/2003
By Eric Shanes Read More.

Leonardo Blockbuster at the Metropolitan

Leonardo Blockbuster at the Met
1/30/2003
Crowds await their turn in the East Asian Galleries Read More.

Corporate Restoration

Artwatch presents a photoessay of corporate sponsors of restoration projects
5/30/2002
View gallery.

Estee Lauder

Cosmetics Company Sponsors Beautification of Old Master Paintings
5/30/2002
The international beauty products company, Estée Lauder, has emerged as a leading sponsor of restoration projects for paintings. Read More.
Venere in Restauro
5/1/2002
Estée Lauder has emerged as a leading sponsor of restoration projects for paintings by such masters as Tintoretto. View gallery.

14th & 15th Century Fresco cycle in the Camposanto, Pisa, is undergoing radical treatment.

14th & 15th Century Fresco cycle in the Camposanto, Pisa, is undergoing radical treatment.
10/15/2001
Artwatch asks for independent evaluation before any work continues Read More.

The National Gallery and Masaccio

Panels from the Pisa Polyptych
8/1/2001
View gallery.
The National Gallery and Masaccio
8/1/2001
As the National Gallery prepares an exhibition on Masaccio's Pisa Altarpiece, the validity of the endeavor, as well as the safety of the artworks involved, are called into question. Read More.

The Renovated Crucifix in the Duomo of Crema

The Renovated Crucifix in the Duomo of Crema
7/1/2001
Lessons from the restoration: Artwatch urges that committees of disinterested individuals be formed to appeal against the authority of the Soprintendente. Read More.

Buddhist Art in Afghanistan

Buddhist Art in Afghanistan
3/15/2001
Taliban autorities of Afghanistan carry out threats to destroy all statues within the nation. Read More.

Aosta. Presentazione dei Atti, Medioevo aostano: La Pittura intorno all'anno mille in Cattedrale e in Sant'Orso.

Aosta. Presentazione dei Atti, Medioevo aostano: La Pittura intorno all'anno mille in Cattedrale e in Sant'Orso.
3/1/2001
1 Marzo, 2001 Read More.

Masaccio's Trinity

Masaccio's Trinity: The Tyranny of the Fragment
11/2/2000
ArtWatch publicly laments the restoration of Masaccio's Trinity. Read More.

Pisa

Experts Wrangle Over Best Angle
7/18/1998
Article from the London Times Read More.
Pisa
7/2/1998
ArtWatch Comment Read More.
Tower Troubles
1/1/1998
An Open Letter to the Italian Minister of Culture Read More.

Michelangelo's Victory

Letter to the Mayor of Florence
6/22/1998
ArtWatch is calling for an immediate halt to the restoration of Michelangelo's statue group known as Victory. Read More.

Cleaning of Uffizi's Baptism of Christ

Restoration or Ruination?
9/16/1997
The follow article appeared in London's The Daily Telegraph on September 13, 1997. Read More.
Press Release
7/18/1997
ArtWatch seeks to halt the cleaning of Uffizi's Baptism of Christ Read More.
The Uffizi Is Taken To The Cleaners
7/16/1997
Italy's greatest museum faces a legal challenge over its restoration of Leonardo's first known painting Read More.
For Immediate Release
6/3/1997
Uffizi about to clean an early work by Leonardo da Vinci Read More.
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