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June 4, 2020

Uffizi Gallery reopens its doors

The gallery will only be open from 2-6.30pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and Saturday and Sunday from 9am-6.30pm, (last entrance 5.30pm) to allow for regular sanitization. Other measures include "distance markers" in front of masterpieces and a maximum of 450 people present at any one time in the museum.
April 22, 2020

Free Uffizi tours from home

Following their social media response to Covid-19, the Uffizi has today launched a full-immersion tour of the gallery's most famous artworks.
March 16, 2020

Pineider Collection comes to Uffizi

Sketches and watercolours from the personal collection of Carlo Pineider have been donated to the Uffizi
March 10, 2020

An instant way to visit the Uffizi during quarantine

How the Uffizi is bringing art into the homes of everyone in quarantine
February 3, 2020

First Lady’s Foggini comes to the Uffizi

The Uffizi Galleries have come into possession of four Renaissance sketches, one of which depicts a horse from behind and once belonged to Jackie Kennedy, wife of former US President John F. Kennedy.     The four sketches, two by Foggini and two by seventeenth-century painter Baldassare Franceschini (usually known as Volterrano), were acquired on […]
January 15, 2020

Cultural twinning between the Uffizi and Siena

The Uffizi Galleries and the City of Siena have met to discuss future cultural collaborations between Florence and Siena.
January 3, 2020

Uffizi acquires The Expulsion of Hagar

The Uffizi Galleries have acquired The Expulsion of Hagar by the 19th-century Florentine painter Giuseppe Bezzuoli. The oil painting will be among 100 works in an exhibition dedicated to Bezzuoli, which opens at the Uffizi on April 2.   The Expulsion of Hagar depicts an episode from the Book of Genesis, in which Abraham sends […]
November 12, 2019

Uffizi now has more places to sit

Seventy new benches have been installed in the Uffizi, each designed to sit five people. Sturdy but comfortable, they are made of wood and leather in a style that is contemporary but sympathetic with the gallery’s Vasarian architecture. They can be found under every window on the second floor, having replaced the old seats that […]
July 3, 2019

The Medici and their guards at the Uffizi Gallery

While the eyes of the world are fixated on the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci, 2019 also marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of Cosimo I de’ Medici.     The second Medici duke was instrumental in stabilizing Medici rule after the collapse of the Florentine Republic. A quincentenary shines a direct […]
June 27, 2019

The Colours of Judaism in Italy at the Uffizi Gallery

The pieces on display offer a never-before-seen comparison of techniques and symbology in weaving.