Uffizi to undergo renovations

Rooms 2–6 to temporarily close

Cassie Prena
July 3, 2014

The Uffizi Gallery will close six rooms for building restoration beginning Tuesday, July 22. Renovation efforts aim to improve the current climate system with a new air-treatment device and enhancing room illumination through the integrated use of natural and artificial lighting.

 

Access will be closed to gallery rooms 2 (which houses the three Maestà of Cimabue, Giotto and Duccio da Buoninsegna), 3 (12th century Sienese art), 4 (12th century Florentine art), 5 and 6 (International Gothic) and 7 (Early Renaissance works).

 

Fortunately for disappointed museum-goers, selected works from these rooms will be on display in rooms 43, 44 and 45.

 

The rooms are expected to reopen in spring 2015. 

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