The Madonna della Cintola before restoration (left) and after restoration.
Which is more amazing – Michelangelo’s artworks in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel or how the frescoes there were restored?
For Father Kevin Lixey, the International Director of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums (PAVM), the restoration process is “almost as fascinating as the works of art themselves”.
He was in Singapore and gave a talk at a restaurant at Harding Road on Dec 14 to about 50 members and friends of the Asian Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums (APAVM) on “Unveiling Ancient Beauty – The hidden art of restoration in the Vatican Museums”.
Canossa Catholic Primary 1 boys join the girls on their first day of school.
Visibly nervous and shy but the boys soon found their feet after a warm welcome to the new co-ed Canossa Catholic Primary School, as they mingled with the girls.
For the girls, this was the first time that they had boys in their midst as the school (formerly known as Canossa Convent Primary School) started its new milestone on Jan 2 with boys making up 40 per cent of the Primary 1 cohort.
Archbishop William Goh with representatives of different faiths at the Archdiocesan Interreligious Christmas celebration. Photo: VITA Images
This was the message Archbishop William Goh shared with representatives of different faiths during the Archdiocesan Interreligious Christmas celebration.
The annual celebration, held on Dec 26 at the Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace, was organised by the Archdiocesan Catholic Council for Interreligious Dialogue (ACCIRD).