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As US blocks TikTok, Italy's Uffizi claims the platform has doubled its number of young visitors

Experts predict that alternative platforms such as Byte App and Dubsmash will now go mainstream and museum's director says it is "ready to jump onto new social media"

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Museums

Send the religious art in museums back to the churches, says the director of the Uffizi gallery

Eike Schmidt says up to a thousand works are languishing in state-run stores all over Italy

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Diary

Uffizi’s new TikTok account sets masterpieces to soundtracks by Adele and The Weeknd

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Museums

Italian museums start to reopen from today after €55bn lifeline from government

National spending package includes emergency support for state museums, arts organisations and cultural businesses

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Spot the difference

Spot the difference: art edition

We introduced some invasive flora and fauna, and a few subtle deletions to Botticelli's Primevera to keep you entertained during lockdown

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coronavirus

Reopenings update: Uffizi Galleries drastically cut capacity and launch TikTok account

Perrotin Gallery leads commercial charge by launching two-month rotating show involving 26 Paris dealers

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Museums & Heritage

'There is no fast track back to normal': museums confront economic fallout of the pandemic

Closed museums are losing millions in income, ushering in job cuts, appeals for emergency relief and lasting changes in strategy

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Exhibitions

Uffizi scientific committee resigns in dispute over Raphael loan

The committee had advised against moving Raphael’s portrait of Pope Leo X; the museum loaned it to Rome’s Scuderie del Quirinale regardless

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Restitution

Italy hands Nazi-looted Renaissance sculpture from the Uffizi to Germany

Andrea della Robbia’s Mary Magdalene was acquired by Hermann Göring in 1941

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Museums

Uffizi wins legal battle against 'cybersquatter' owner of Uffizi.com domain name

The unofficial websites were used to sell tickets to the Florentine museum at inflated prices

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Uffizi galleries

Hong Kong plans 2020 Botticelli exhibition in unprecedented deal with Italy's Uffizi

This is the first time the Florentine museum has formed a long-term partnership with a foreign institution

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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

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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

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Uffizi galleries

Uffizi draws the line at Leonardo loan request for Milan Expo show

Milan’s mayor fails to drag Italian minister of culture into row

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Leonardo da Vinci

Uffizi-Tokyo Da Vinci deal

The Uffizi in Florence and the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum will share Leonardo’s Tavola Doria

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Caravaggio

Technology reveals Caravaggio self-portrait

Searching for underdrawings, conservators discover the artist’s reflection

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Exhibitions

Women who ruled: queens, goddesses, Amazons, 1500-1650

University of Michigan Museum of Art

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Leonardo da Vinci

The public may decide the fate of Leonardo’s “Adoration of the Magi”

Antonio Paolucci states he will halt the Uffizi’s planned restoration of the painting if he hears convincing arguments as to why it should not take place

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Uffizi galleries

The Uffizi bomb: The Galleries reopen

£13 million voted by the government has yet to arrive: most of the restoration has so far been paid for by public donation. Alberto Ronchey, Minister for Culture, has declared his aim to see thirty new rooms created within three years in former storage space, tripling the size of the Uffizi

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Conservation & Preservation

Japanese barter the restoration of Urbino’s walls in exchange for a Raphael exhibition

Florence's soprintendente has described the proposal as “blackmail”

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Uffizi galleries

High-tech advances at the Uffizi to transform air conditioning, conservation, and data maintenance

Progress on the “Uffizi advanced technology project” in Florence is going well.