Uffizi galleries

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Museums

Italy extends Eike Schmidt’s leadership of Uffizi for four years

Sylvain Bellenger is reappointed in Capodimonte, Cristiana Collu remains at Rome Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna

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Appointments & departures

Uffizi's Eike Schmidt reveals why he cancelled move to Kunsthistorisches Museum at the eleventh hour

Uffizi director says he is able to pursue reforms at Florence museum under Italy's new centre-left government

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Appointments

Uffizi’s Eike Schmidt cancels move to Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna

Move comes just one month before the German art historian was due to take the reins of the prestigious museum

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Restitution

Uffizi recovers Nazi-looted painting from Germany

The Dutch still life heads back to the Florence museum after bold campaign by director

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Politics

Plan to merge Uffizi and Accademia in Florence stokes row over Italian museums reform

Critics say the move by Italy's populist coalition government will compromise the autonomy of museums

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Museums & Heritage

X-ray of Uffizi's Artemisia Gentileschi reveals a tantalising underpainting

The portrait has striking similarities to a recent acquisition by the National Gallery in London

Podcast

Antony Gormley at the Uffizi, plus portrait miniatures

We talk to the British artist as he shows his sculptures with ancient works in the Florentine museum, and we zoom in on the tiny art works that are the subject of a major show London's National Portrait Gallery. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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Old Masters

Heart-stopping: man has heart attack in front of Botticelli

Another tourist had an epileptic fit in front of the artist's Venus in 2016

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Leonardo da Vinci

Uffizi launches Leonardo da Vinci 500th celebrations across Italy

New exhibition in Florence decodes the “startlingly radical” scientific ideas of the Codex Leicester

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Exhibitions

Chinese artist and Netflix star Cai Guo-Qiang gets major show at Uffizi

Exhibition to include works made using signature pyrotechnic technique inspired by Renaissance flora in the Florence museum’s collection

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Conservation & Preservation

Mauritshuis invites visitors to watch conservators clean its oldest painting

Dutch museum will remove yellowed varnish from Van der Weyden's The Lamentation of Christ

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Leonardo da Vinci

Bill Gates to send his Leonardo manuscript to the Uffizi

Codex Leicester will go on show in Florence for the first time in almost four decades

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How Uffizi 'super-director' Eike Schmidt transformed Florence's tourist magnet

The museum's first foreign leader is halfway through his tenure and heading to Vienna in 2019

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Appointments & departures

Uffizi director Eike Schmidt to lead Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum

German-born sculpture specialist was first non-Italian to lead prestigious Florentine institution