The work, currently housed in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, had never been subjected to maintenance. The painting was heavily obscured by sediments and deposits, with dark colors.
Thanks to a meticulous restoration work started in May 2011 and completed in recent weeks. The painting has been completely cleaned up and was able to recover its lost brightness.
The work, done by the restorers Lucia and Andrea Dori, was entirely funded by the cosmetic Bionik, with a budget of 30,000 euros to celebrate 50 years of business.
The Annunciation will be displayed in the hall of San Pier Scheraggio at the Uffizi Gallery for 15 days. Subsequently, the permanent location will be in the hall Lippi of the Uffizi museum.