FLORENCE, ITALY – A portrait of Flavian era (late First century AD) and a head dating from the Sixteenth century belonging to the classic collection of the Uffizi Gallery have been restored thanks to financial support of the association of tour guides Mercurio. The two works will soon be part of the exhibition gallery. Since August of last year 46 statues were recovered in the Uffizi Gallery.
Author of the restoration of these two last busts was Maura Masini, an expert in the recovery of the marbles of ancient archaeological collection; Mercurio has funded the work with 2500 euros, choosing to present them in the week of the commemoration of “Electress Palatine”. “I am very pleased to announce this restoration – said the superintendent of the State Museums of Florence, Cristina Acidini -, so we can get the conservation and enhancement of the heritage of the Uffizi Gallery.”
The recovery of the statues is part of the initiative “Give yourself a restoration” (Regalati un restauro), promoted, among others, by Amici degli Uffizi, Agenzia amici del turismo and Soci-Coop.