Towards a renewed Refectory

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  • 15 December 2021
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  • Museo del Cenacolo Vinciano

On 13 December, restoration work began on the Crucifixion by Donato Montorfano and the murals adorning the west wall, the one spared by the bombs in World War II, in the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie. For this reason, for the next few months the scaffolding will conceal first the Crucifixion and then the side wall. The work, necessary for the conservation and the optimal viewing of the paintings, will also be a chance to study both the painting by Montorfano and the portraits of the duke and duchess, attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, at the sides of the Crucifixion, now almost completely faded. The work will be done without closing the museum for a single day. The most complex or noisiest work will be done at night, or at times when the museum is closed to the public. A LED video wall anchored to the scaffolding will explain the work’s progress in images with details of the restoration and the subsequent discoveries. But all this will be described more deeply in a section that will open on the site in the coming days.
Transparent beyond scaffolding, we will keep a logbook with you.