Saturday, October 10, 2009

Vatican Museum, Italy


The origin of the Vatican Museum dates back to the early 16th century as a collection of sculptures by Pope Julius II (1503-1513). He placed in what today is the Cortile Ottagono within the museum complex. The popes displayed their art collections to the public as a tool to promote knowledge of art history and culture. The Museums of Antiquities contain the richest collection of classical art in the work. The collection was mainly due to the effort put in by Popes Clement IV, Pius VI, Pius VII and Gregory XVI. They reorganized and expanded the collection of Roman antiquities that was amassed during the RenaissanceHe placed in what today is the Cortile Ottagono within the museum complex. The popes displayed their art collections to the public as a tool to promote knowledge of art history and culture. The Museums of Antiquities contain the richest collection of classical art in the work. The collection was mainly due to the effort put in by Popes Clement IV, Pius VI, Pius VII and Gregory XVI. They reorganized and expanded the collection of Roman antiquities that was amassed during the Renaissance